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Wei Ming Tan

Senior Associate

CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Chinese

Wei Ming Tan is a Senior Associate and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and specialises in a broad range of complex, multi-jurisdictional matters including commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and strategic pre-litigation advice.

Providing strategic advice across all aspects of disputes, Wei Ming is a trusted advisor on all types and stages of the dispute resolution process. He has acted for clients in litigation proceedings before all levels of the Supreme Court and acted as party counsel in ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings conducted under most of the major institutional arbitration rules, including the ICC, SIAC and HKIAC rules, amongst others.

In particular, Wei Ming is a trusted advocate for South Korean clients, who have engaged him to represent them in arbitration disputes because of his understanding of the nuances and cultural ethos of the local business climate.

Wei Ming regularly advises multi-national corporates and small medium enterprises across a broad spectrum of labour law issues, both contentious in nature and otherwise. He regularly handles claims for breach of contract, unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Wei Ming writes prolifically on the Singapore International Arbitration Blog, the Singapore Employment Law Blog and CMS Law-Now, and his thought leadership has led to his articles being picked up by the SIAC, the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and the Law Society of Singapore (eJusNews), to name a few. Wei Ming's articles have also been published on The Business Times, LexisNexis and the Sri Lankan Bar Journal.

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Relevant experience

  • A European real estate company in an ICC arbitration concerning the lease of a luxury resort villa in the Maldives.
  • A major technology company in an SIAC arbitration over the termination of software licensing contracts in India.
  • A global luxury retailer in an HKIAC arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute in the People’s Republic of China.
  • A South Korean steel trading company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings relating to the sale and delivery of contracted goods.
  • A Philippines oil and gas company in an SIAC arbitration arising from the delivery of commodities and oil pricing.
  • A South Korean marine sub-contractor in an SIAC arbitration involving disputes arising from the provision of services to a major shipyard.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Young SIAC (YSIAC)
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Publications

2017 – “Heartronics v EPI Life: Singapore High Court makes landmark ruling on multi-tier dispute resolution clauses”, Lexology
2017 – “International Arbitration & the Singapore Effect: An Overview”, Sri Lankan Bar Journal
2017 – “The Freedom of Asymmetry: SGCA recognises arbitration clause giving only one party right to elect to arbitrate”, Lexology
2017 – “TAFEP introduces Tripartite Standard on Flexible Work Arrangements”, JusNewSG
2017 – “Singapore High Court affirms Arbitral Tribunal did not exceed its jurisdiction”, Lexology
2017 – “PH Hydraulics v Airtrust: SGCA declines to award punitive damages for pure breach of contract cases”, Lexology
2016 – “Asia needs to ensure arbitration enforceability”, Business Times
2016 – “Arb-Med-Arb: The Future of Dispute Resolution?”, Singapore International Mediation Centre

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Lectures list

2018 – The Do’s and Don’ts: Common pitfalls and practical takeaways for Korean parties

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Education

2009 – LL.B., National University of Singapore, Singapore

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20 February 2019
Between a rock and a hard place: Singa­pore High Court lifts stay of court...
In­tro­duc­tion Is a court en­titled to lift a stay of pro­ceed­ings in fa­vour of ar­bit­ra­tion if the con­di­tions for lift­ing the stay have not been met? This is what the Singa­pore High Court (the “Court”)...
19 March 2018
SICC dis­misses sum­mary judg­ment ap­plic­a­tion in first crypto-cur­rency dis­pute...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC.As the trad­ing of vir­tu­al cur­ren­cies be­comes ever more rampant, dis­putes arising from such...
2 August 2018
Singa­pore High Court re­jects ap­plic­a­tion to ad­journ en­force­ment of for­eign...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion In the re­cent de­cision of Man Dies­el & Turbo SE v I.M. Skau­gen Mar­ine Ser­vices...
17 October 2018
Memor­andum of Guid­ance to pro­mote great­er re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC.On 31 Au­gust 2018, the Su­preme People’s Court of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”)...
2 November 2018
Party autonomy pre­vails: Singa­pore Court of Ap­peal re­states law gov­ern­ing...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC.In Vin­mar Over­seas (Singa­pore) Pte Ltd v PTT In­ter­na­tion­al Trad­ing Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 65...
5 April 2019
New guidelines on wrong­ful dis­missal in Singa­pore
On 1 April 2019, the Tri­part­ite Guidelines on Wrong­ful Dis­missal (the “Guidelines”) were re­leased by the Min­istry of Man­power (“MOM”), the Na­tion­al Trades Uni­on Con­gress and the Singa­pore Na­tion­al...
23 January 2018
Singa­pore passes bill for Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Com­mer­cial Court to hear...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion On 9 Janu­ary 2018, Par­lia­ment passed the Su­preme Court of Ju­dicature (Amend­ment)...
6 February 2018
Sri Lanka’s 70th In­de­pend­ence Day Spe­cial Up­date: Singa­pore and Sri Lanka...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion Wit­nessed by His Ex­cel­lency Maith­ri­p­ala Siris­ena, the Pres­id­ent of Sri Lanka...
28 February 2018
SGCA grants Seni­or In­di­an Ad­voc­ate ad hoc ad­mis­sion to ar­gue ar­bit­ra­tion-re­lated...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion In a re­versal of the High Court’s 2017 de­cision, Singa­pore’s Court of Ap­peal...
19 March 2018
Costs and Dur­a­tion: A Com­par­is­on of the HKI­AC, LCIA, SCC and SI­AC Stud­ies
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a form­al law al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion As cross-bor­der con­tracts in­volving multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al parties be­come the...
30 July 2019
Singa­pore High Court re­fuses to set aside ar­bit­ral award for al­leged sup­pres­sion...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion Can an ar­bit­ral award be set aside on the grounds of fraud or breach of pub­lic...
6 August 2019
Singa­pore’s Min­Law launches Pub­lic Con­sulta­tion on Amend­ments to In­ter­na­tion­al...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC.In June 2019, Singa­pore’s Min­istry of Law (“Min­Law”) an­nounced that it will be hold­ing...