Acting as Arbitrator

By 2012 at around twenty years of experience as legal advisor to parties in international arbitrations, John saw an increasing number of arbitration appointments whilst still leading the regional arbitration group within his then law firm.

By 2020 a decade of appointments as sole, panel and presiding arbitrator on SIAC, SCMA, ICC, LMAA, UNCITRAL LCIA and other.

John accepts appointments from arbitration institutions, appointing authorities, and partly constituted tribunals, as well as nominations directly from parties, and their lawyers.

As well as English law, many of the contracts in dispute are subject to Singapore law.


John is a panel arbitrator for

Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)

Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SiArb)

Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA)

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)


Other Fellowships and Memberships

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (since April 1999)

Fellow of SiArb since November 2001

Member of Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (since May 2000)

Supporting Member of LMAA.


Experience of arbitrations under the following rules and institutes

The Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society ARIAS UK,

BANI Arbitration Center,

International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration ICC,

London Court of International Arbitration LCIA,

London Maritime Arbitrators Association LMAA,

London Metal Exchange Arbitration LME,

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce SCC,

Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration SCMA,

Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC,

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law UNCITRAL,

World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Body WTO dispute resolution, as well as ad hoc.