Claire Chong


Claire Chong


Singapore | Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., One George Street, #16-03, Singapore, Singapore 049145
+65 6730 6989 | +65 6730 6979

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Claire Chong focuses her practice on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. Ms. Chong has advised clients in domestic and international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC rules, as well as various Singapore High Court proceedings.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Chong served as an associate at one of Singapore's leading law firms.

  • A Singapore oil rig trading company in an arbitration relating to the construction of offshore equipment under the SIAC Rules.
  • A Singapore legal practice in an approximately US$50 million professional negligence claim before the Singapore High Court.
  • A leading Asian sports marketing agency in an approximately US$60 million dispute under the ICC Rules.
  • A Korean engineering company in a construction arbitration relating to alleged delayed and deficient building works under the ICDR Rules.
  • A Chinese client in relation to an application to set aside a multi-hundred million dollar ICC award arising out of the construction of a geothermal plant in Central America.
  • A US distressed investing specialist in relation to worldwide enforcement proceedings against South Asian parties.
  • A US oil major in a series of high value complex disputes with an Asian government and state-owned entities arising under several production sharing contracts.
  • A US oil major in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a share valuation dispute in Japan.
  • The Korean Olympic Committee and Korean Swimming Federation in an eligibility dispute with Mr Tae Hwan Park before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and arising out of selection of the Korean swim team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • A Singapore-based provider of serviced offices in a S$22 million arbitration arising out of a Share Subscription Agreement which failed to complete.
  • Two Korean venture capital firms against a healthcare equipment developer in a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreements.
  • A US cosmetics multinational in relation to a dispute with its distributor in Indonesia.
  • A consortium of Japanese and Korean conglomerates in relation to a US$150 million dispute arising out of the construction of an oil refinery in Vietnam.
  • Two Korean venture capital firms against a healthcare equipment developer in a dispute arising out of share purchase agreements.Investors in a South American public transport company in relation to a potential investment treaty claim.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Singapore Management University, LL.B., 2013, cum laude
  • Singapore
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • German
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Society for International Law, Singapore