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’s experience includes:
- Acting for the operator of a major infrastructure project in an Asian State, in a dispute with the government arising out of the concession agreement and the EPC contractor consortium arising out of the construction contract. The agreements are subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore and governed by English law and the law of the Asian State
- Acting for a national oil company in a dispute with an international trading house and another national oil company arising out of long-term crude oil supply contracts. The agreements are subject to LCIA arbitration in London and governed by English law
- Acting for a global energy company in a dispute with its joint venture partner arising out of a power project in Asia. The joint venture agreement and corporate documents of the joint venture company are subject to HKIAC arbitration in the Hong Kong SAR and governed by English law and the law of the Asian State
- Acting for the owner of a power plant in Asia in a dispute with an EPC contractor and heavy equipment supplier consortium arising out of the development of the power plant. The agreements are subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore and governed by English law and the law of the Asian State
- Acting for a Southeast Asian real estate developer in a dispute with a consortium of international investors arising out of a suite of financing and corporate documents. The agreements are subject to SIAC arbitration in Singapore and governed by Singapore law and the law of the Southeast Asian State
- Acting for a NASDAQ-listed acquirer in a post-M&A dispute with the founders and promoters of the target business. The dispute involves court and arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions across Asia and the United States
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 2022, 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 the Asia Pacific. He also features in the inaugural “Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist – South East Asia” and was named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.
Daryl serves as the Chairman of the Board of Maxwell Chambers, an integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complex in Singapore established to provide best of class facilities and services for the conduct of ADR activities. He also co-chairs the YSIAC committee and serves on the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee, Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board, and various governmental and regional arbitration committees.
“Phenomenal advocate with the ability to turn the most complex facts in a case into simple, attractive and persuasive argument”
– Chambers Global
“One of the brightest in the Asian market”
– Who’s Who Legal
“A superb trial advocate, a brilliant all round talent, and a very smart young partner”
– The Legal 500 Asia Pacific