Daniel Gaw


Daniel Gaw


Singapore | Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., One George Street, #16-03, Singapore, Singapore 049145
+65 6730 6972 | +65 6730 6979

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Daniel Gaw focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation. Mr. Gaw has experience representing clients across an array of industries including telecommunications, construction, natural resources, banking, hospitality, and fund management.

Mr. Gaw has co-authored chapters on litigation in Law and Practice of Commercial Litigation in Singapore and Civil Litigation in Singapore. Prior to joining Dechert, he was a Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Singapore, taught at Singapore Management University, and worked at a well-known transnational law firm in Singapore.

  • A Japanese courier services company in an ICC arbitration over a dispute with its distributors in Southeast Asia.    
  • A Singapore owner of a hotel in SIAC and ICC arbitration proceedings over a dispute with the Swiss hotel operator.
  • An Indonesian client in a SIAC arbitration over agreements relating to the supply of timber in Indonesia.A Singapore construction company in a SIAC arbitration involving claims for breaches of a design-and-build contract.   
  • A Singapore fund management company in multi-jurisdictional proceedings concerning control over an investment property in China.
  • A UK electronic market maker in the Singapore International Commercial Court against a cryptocurrency exchange for the misappropriation of Bitcoin.
  • A Singapore telecommunications entity in court proceedings against another telecommunications entity in a dispute over the construction of the national fibre network.
  • A Swiss bank in court proceedings brought by a Chinese client for alleged breaches of contract and duty of care.
  • Appointed as amicus curiae in two separate appeals before the Singapore High Court concerning significant questions of law and public interest. 

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

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Singapore Law Society
  • Singapore Academy of Law
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist — Solving Problems: International Arbitration in Australia & Asia in 2018, Darwin (October 24, 2018)
    Sat on a panel for:
    • The Arbitration Model - History, Purposes, Difference, Party Autonomy
    • Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitration; Procedure
    • Role of the Courts: Enforcement, Setting Aside, Supervision
    • Review: Hot Topics, Future of Arbitration - Singapore, China, Australia