Chia Ho Choon

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Ho Choon is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

Having over 30 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Ho Choon’s areas of practice include construction and engineering law, professional negligence, employment law, collective sales, landlord and tenant disputes, contracts, torts and other areas of corporate and commercial law. He is an accredited adjudicator and associate mediator. He has vast experience in all methods of dispute resolution; having been involved in trials in the High Court, appeals before the Court of Appeal, arbitration with the SIAC, ICC, LSAS, mediations with SMC and LCIA as well as adjudications. Many of his Court cases have been reported in the Singapore Law Reports.

He has taught at international arbitration courses in Cambodia under a programme funded by the World Bank, at the Fellowship Assessment Courses conducted by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Secretary Iris CHIANG

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The assistance of the team has been very valuable in helping us to maintain our strong global reputation for supplying high quality heavy machinery parts.  Ho Choon has handled a number of our claims and disputes with skill, and is always available for consultation and advice on business matters.

Ng Yok Soem - Kian Ann Engineering Pte Ltd

Track record

Admissions

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Successfully acted for a Vietnamese company, which is the dealer of heavy machinery and equipment, in an SIAC arbitration brought by the former dealer, alleging breaches of a "non-disclosure and non-circumvention agreement" claiming Wrotham Park damages which the Claimant estimated at an amount not exceeding US$39 million.

Acted for a Korean company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration involving two Korean companies and a Chinese company.

Acted for project managers/engineers on instructions of their Insurers in a US$12 million SIAC arbitration involving a development project in Vietnam.

Singapore, 1986

‘Singapore Thrives As Arbitration Seat in Asia’, the Business Times, August 2012

‘International Commercial Arbitration in Singapore’, ASIAN-COUNSEL - November 2008 issue, article author

_’LexisNexis Practical Guidance - Dispute Resolution, Chapter on Adjudication’_- 2015/2016, author

Council Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution

Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, Asia International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2002
Partner

2015

Singapore

80 Raffles Place,

#25-01 UOB Plaza 1,

048624

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