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

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  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Young SIAC (YSIAC)
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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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