Name   Shaun Leong

Designation   Partner

Company     Eversheds Harry Elias LLP

Country    Singapore

Shaun is a Partner with the International Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute management group. With more than a decade of experience, Shaun focuses on commercial disputes in common and civil law jurisdictions and provides representation and strategic advice for clients engaged in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution at international commercial courts. He is ranked as Singapore’s most influential, youngest international arbitration specialist from a global firm, by the Singapore Business Review. Upon graduating with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Shaun served in a judicial capacity as a Magistrate and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court for five years, where he published several notable written judgments on international arbitration law. The decisions include Firstlink Investments v GT Payment on the applicable law governing an arbitration agreement, and Titan Unity, endorsed by the Singapore Court of Appeal, on the threshold to determine the existence of a valid arbitration agreement. Shaun was the Head of the Court of Appeal Section in the Supreme Court Registry, and was in charge of the management of complex commercial appeals, such as the arbitral dispute in PT First Media TBK v Astro Nusantara International BV. He worked on the establishment of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) as Secretariat to the SICC Committee, where he was involved in the formulation of the rules and procedure of the Court.