Kelvin POON

Senior Counsel, Deputy Managing Partner, Head, International Arbitration

Described as “standout arbitration practitioner” and “deep thinker with a solution-oriented approach to strategizing”, Kelvin has represented clients in a broad range of construction, commercial and insolvency disputes before the Singapore courts and in numerous arbitrations.

Sitting as an arbitrator, Kelvin is recognised as “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2023 for international arbitration, and listed in Best Lawyers for Arbitration and Mediation since 2018. Kelvin is recognised as a "Recommended Leader" by Who’s Who Legal Southeast Asia - Arbitration since 2019 and by Who's Who Legal: Commercial Litigation in 2023. He is ranked in Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Arbitration by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024. Clients commented "Kelvin is very customer-focused and well versed in handling complex arbitration", and "Kelvin is a great strategist and on top of the legal issues. He is calm, measured and very persuasive." The Legal 500 cited that "Kelvin is a master strategist" (2024) and “has considerable experience and expertise and is a dominant market player in Singapore and South East Asia” (2023). Kelvin is also Identified as one of the top 100 foreign lawyers in the International A-List published by India Business Law Journal since 2022.

Kelvin appointed as Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in the legal year 2023 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Kelvin is a member of the Core Committee, the Selection Committee of the ICC’s Singapore Arbitration Group, the ICC Commission for Arbitration and ADR, and was a member of the International Bar Association’s Working Group on Harmonizing Arbitration Laws in the Asia Pacific Region.

Kelvin POON

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