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Shem Khoo

Singapore Office

Profile and Expertise

Shem is the Managing Director of the firm. He has close to two decades of international arbitration and litigation experience and was previously a partner in one of Singapore’s largest firms. He has represented both Singapore and international clients in numerous high-value disputes spanning a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, energy, marine, insurance, commodities trading, biotechnology, banking and finance, mining and natural resources.

Shem is ranked by Euromoney Benchmark Asia Pacific as a “Disputes Star”. Shem regularly appears in the Singapore High Court and was one of the first lawyers to handle a dispute before the Singapore International Commercial Court. He also acts in international arbitration and litigation. He acts in international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, SIAC, LMAA, AIAC (formerly KLRCA) and LCIA) as well as ad hoc arbitrations, seated in major arbitration venues, such as London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.



LL.B, National University of Singapore
Adjunct Faculty – Singapore Management
University Law School
(International Commercial Arbitration & International Arbitration Practice)

Bar Qualifications

Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York Bar