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 more than three decades of experience in civil and commercial litigation, Ho Choon has acted for and advised developers, main contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, insurers, management corporations, subsidiary proprietors and suppliers in disputes involving construction contracts. His areas of practice include professional negligence, employment law, collective sales, landlord and tenant disputes, insolvency, contracts, torts and other areas of corporate and commercial law.

Ho Choon has been involved in trials in the High Court, appeals before the Court of Appeal, arbitrations, mediations and adjudications. Many of his 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

Publications

Memberships

Acted for a Vietnamese company in a SIAC arbitration involving a claim for US$39 million relating to the dealership in Vietnam of construction machinery and equipment.

Successfully acted for a shareholder in an action for oppression of the minority, involving a family-owned and managed development company with net assets of approximately S$60 million. After a week of trial in the High Court, the action was settled favourably for our client, whose shares and entitlement under the settlement agreement have been valued at an amount in excess of S$6 million.

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

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 and Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators

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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