Daryl Chew will deliver the opening address alongside Prof. Franco Ferrari (Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law and Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, NYU School of Law) and Mr. Kevin Nash (Registrar, SIAC) at the seminar “Challenging Fundamental Notions of International Arbitration”, jointly organised by SIAC and the New York University School of Law.

Participants will explore the fundamental features of international arbitration and the extent to which their commonly understood role corresponds to reality and is justified from a theoretical perspective.

The seminar will take place on Thursday 25 January 2024 at 2:00-6:00pm SGT at Maxwell Chambers, Singapore.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Daryl is the managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office. He has an active portfolio of arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture, and general commercial disputes.

Daryl also serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Chambers and The Legal 500 commend his “outstanding track record”, “superb written advocacy”, “valuable strategic input”, and recommend him for “consistently high-quality work”. Clients in these directories observe that he “scores highly for excellence in proceedings that turn on complex points of law” and describe him as “a brilliant all round talent” and a “phenomenal advocate with the ability to turn the most complex facts in a case into simple, attractive and persuasive argument”. Daryl features as a “Global Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, which describes him as “a top name for international arbitration” with “great problem-solving skills”. Prior editions of Who’s Who Legal have ranked him as “one of the brightest” and “most highly regarded” partners in Asia Pacific. He also features in the inaugural “Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist – Southeast Asia” and was named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.

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