Lynette Chew

Lynette Chew

Director

Holborn Law
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Chinese, Malay
Dispute Resolution

Lynette Chew is a director of CMS Holborn Asia, the Formal Law Alliance with CMS Singapore and Singapore law practice, Holborn Law LLC.

Her main practice areas are in infrastructure, construction and engineering projects. She also represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including matters involving international commercial/ transactional disputes, trade, commodities, investment, project insurance claims, workplace health and safety related disputes.

Lynette’s contentious work involves litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In over 20 years of practice in disputes resolution, Lynette has been involved in many high profile matters and successfully represented clients Singapore High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also acts as counsel in arbitrations administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The disputes she has handled involved data centres, telecommunication projects, mass rapid transit projects, transportation hubs, road and tunnels, LNG and regasification terminals, integrated healthcare and hospitality complex, hotels and integrated resorts, commercial development (office, retail, mixed developments) and condominiums projects.

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"Recommended individual for Construction"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • The main contractor in a statutory adjudication dispute in an LNG and regasification plant.
  • A french telecommunication company in its claim in a telecommunication project in Myanmar.
  • The project insurer in arbitration in one of the largest insurance claims in Singapore that resulted from the Nicoll Highway collapse.
  • The main contractor in dispute in integrated healthcare and hospitality complex.
  • An integrated resort in one of the largest adjudication claims made in Singapore.
  • A claim by an investor claiming for the return of investment sum for a data centre project.
  • Claiming damages for damage to a hotel caused by adjoining property’s construction works.
  • The main contractor in a claim arising from ceiling works in a luxury mixed used development.
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Education

2011 - Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (DiplCArb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, University of Oxford, Keble College

1996 - Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court, Singapore

1995 - Barrister at law, Lincoln’s Inn, London

1994 - LLB, Hons, University of London, London

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Memberships

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member, SAL Law Reform Committee – Building and Construction Law Subcommittee

Member, Society of Construction Law Singapore

Member, Law Society of Singapore

Arbitrator, Law Society Arbitration Scheme Panel of Arbitrators

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Construction & Engineering

Lynette Chew is a director of CMS Holborn Asia, the Formal Law Alliance with CMS Singapore and Singapore law practice, Holborn Law LLC.

Her main practice areas are in infrastructure, construction and engineering projects where works on both on contentious and non-contentious work. She also represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including matters involving project insurance claims, workplace health and safety related disputes.

Lynette’s contentious work involves litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In over 20 years of practice in disputes resolution, Lynette has been involved in many high profile matters and successfully represented clients Singapore High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also acts as counsel in arbitrations administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The disputes she has handled involved data centres, telecommunication projects, mass rapid transit projects, transportation hubs, road and tunnels, LNG and regasification terminals, integrated healthcare and hospitality complex, hotels and integrated resorts, commercial development (office, retail, mixed developments) and condominiums projects.

Lynette’s work involves a significant amount of non-contentious work. Her experience in commercial disputes enables her to advice clients on commercial risks and dispute avoidance effectively. She also provides project advisory through the project cycle, including project insurance coverage and claims in builders and contractors risk policies. Lynette has been involved in front end building and infrastructure projects works in Singapore and Asia Pacific region in greenfield developments of data centres, power plants, luxury hotels and integrated resorts, manufacturing facilities and office, retail and mixed developments.

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"Recommended individual for Construction"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Project Counsel for one of the largest integrated resort developments in Singapore exceeding S$6 billion
  • One of the largest adjudication claims made under Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act for an integrated resort.
  • A french telecommunication company in its claim in a telecommunication project in Myanmar.
  • The main contractor in dispute in integrated healthcare and hospitality complex.
  • The project insurer in arbitration in one of the largest insurance claims in Singapore that resulted from the Nicoll Highway collapse.
  • The main contractor in a dispute involving an LNG and regasification plant project.
  • Project Counsel for first intended commercial Tier 4 data centre in Singapore.
  • A claim by an investor claiming for the return of investment sum for a data centre project.
  • Claiming damages for damage to a hotel caused by adjoining property’s construction works.
  • The lead mezzanine and equity investor participating in a capital raise for an Australian satellite company exceeding US$600 million.
  • The main contractor in a claim arising from ceiling works in a luxury mixed used development.
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Education

2011 - Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (DiplCArb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, University of Oxford, Keble College

1996 - Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court, Singapore

1995 - Barrister at law, Lincoln’s Inn, London

1994 - LLB, Hons, University of London, London

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Memberships

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member, SAL Law Reform Committee – Building and Construction Law Subcommittee

Member, Society of Construction Law Singapore

Member, Law Society of Singapore

Arbitrator, Law Society Arbitration Scheme Panel of Arbitrators

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Expertise