Jonathan advises and acts for clients in Singapore, more widely in Asia, Europe and the United States on a broad range of commercial disputes and arbitrations.
Jonathan is a partner in Bird & Bird’s International Dispute Resolution practice, based in Singapore. He has been involved in a range of significant and high-value disputes and arbitrations in Singapore and more widely in Asia, Europe and the United States, His general commercial disputes background covers complex commercial, technology, media and broadcasting, construction, projects and infrastructure, insurance (non-marine) and IP disputes. He has successfully represented MNCs, banks, international contractors, media and broadcasting agencies, telecoms operators and consultants on a variety of disputes.
As an experienced arbitration practitioner, Jonathan has advised and represented clients in arbitrations conducted under most of the major institutional rules, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Rules, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Rules and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules. Jonathan is a Director and Hon. Secretary of the Singapore Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of several other professional institutions, including the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Building. He regularly speaks at conferences, events and in-house client seminars on current topics relating to dispute resolution, arbitration and non-marine insurance.
Jonathan accepts appointments as arbitrator and has also been appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) as arbitrator (including as sole arbitrator) on various disputes. Jonathan is also on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration’s (KLRCA) panel of arbitrators.
Dual qualified in both Singapore and England & Wales, he is a past recipient of the Law Society of Singapore Advocacy Prize. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Singapore.