Bird & Bird grows its Dispute Resolution practice with the arrival of commercial litigation partner Lijun Chui in Singapore


International law firm Bird & Bird today grows its Dispute Resolution practice with the appointment of commercial litigation specialist Lijun Chui as a partner in Singapore.

With extensive experience as a commercial litigator, Lijun specialises in commercial dispute resolution and contentious regulatory and investigation matters. Lijun has experience in international and domestic arbitrations involving the technology, banking, construction, shipping, oil and gas sectors. She also advises financial institutions and major corporations on various regulatory issues including market misconduct, competition and corruption legislation.

She joins from Clifford Chance where she spearheaded the Singapore tech disputes and regulatory practice, which was developed from a greenfield operation to a sizeable practice ranging from tech disputes and investigations to advising on cyber crisis handling and data privacy. She has supported clients on cyber-security, e-commerce, personal data protection, intellectual property and fintech matters.

Lijun's practice is cross-border with clients headquartered in the United States, Europe and across South East Asia with a focus on inbound, as well as domestic, work. She advises clients on English law, Singapore law and on issues/disputes under the laws of India, Vietnam, Thailand and China (in partnership with local counsel).

Lijun was named as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under by the Singapore Business Review and a Top 50 IPR 2018 lawyer. Lijun has also been appointed on the leading arbitral institutions’ panels of arbitrators including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), where she also serves on the Young SIAC Committee, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Sophie Eyre, co-head of the international Dispute Resolution practice at Bird & Bird says: "I'm delighted to welcome Lijun to our Dispute Resolution team at Bird & Bird. Her expertise in compliance and investigations as well as her wide-spread industry experience across a variety of sectors will be a valuable asset for the firm. She also has a cross-border practice and deep knowledge in tech-related risks within the region which complements our disputes work undertaken by Bird & Bird's international Tech & Comms sector group. We very much look forward to working with her."

Sandra Seah and Lorraine Tay, joint managing partners of the Singapore office at Bird & Bird comment: "The arrival of Lijun, a renowned commercial litigator in Asia, at Bird & Bird will significantly enhance our dispute resolution capabilities in Singapore and across the wider Asia Pacific region. Her cross-border practice will also allow us to target and attract both inbound and outbound opportunities in this area and provide us with enhanced capabilities in markets such as China, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. Welcome to the team Lijun!"

Lijun adds: "I'm very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the Dispute Resolution practice at Bird & Bird, both in Singapore and across the firm's network. The firm's international platform and heartland in the technology sector will allow me to focus on advising clients on the tech-related risks when it comes to their innovation and tech transformation projects."