About Me

I am a partner in our international Dispute Resolution practice in Singapore. I handle a wide range of commercial disputes and have a specialist focus on advising and representing clients in complex and high-value international arbitrations, particularly in the areas of technology, media, construction, aviation, projects and infrastructure, non-marine insurance and intellectual property.

I am dual-qualified in Singapore and England & Wales and consider myself very fortunate to have been involved in a range of significant and high-value disputes and arbitrations over the years, both as counsel and, more recently, as an arbitrator. The clients I act for come from all over the world and include multinationals, banks, international contractors, media and broadcasting agencies, telecoms operators and consultants.

I am very ably supported by an intelligent and dedicated team of experienced disputes practitioners who consistently deliver a high quality of service to our clients. Together, we take pride in ensuring that our clients receive advice that is clear, commercial and practical. We also enjoy working closely with our clients to plan and execute the most sensible and efficient ways to resolve their disputes. Clients feel comfortable approaching us to discuss their disputes and like the fact that we are reliable and responsive.

I have advised and represented clients in arbitrations conducted under most of the major institutional rules, including those of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. I also regularly represent clients in arbitrations seated outside of Singapore.

I accept appointments as an arbitrator and have been appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre as arbitrator - including as sole arbitrator - on a variety of disputes. I am also on the panel of arbitrators for the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Law Society of Singapore.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, I serve as a Director and Honorary Secretary of its Singapore Branch. I'm also a member of several other professional institutions including the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Building.

I am a past recipient of the Law Society of Singapore Advocacy Prize.
  • Acting on behalf of airline company in a complex multi-million dollar SIAC arbitration arising from the termination of a series of long-term maintenance aviation contracts.
  • Representing a European MNC in an SIAC arbitration arising out of an investment in an Indian company procured by fraudulent misrepresentations by the Indian promoters.
  • Advising a global sports media rights company in an LCIA arbitration against a broadcaster arising out of a breach of a licensing agreement.
  • Acting for a prominent Asian commodity trading house in a multi-million dollar insurance dispute against an international insurer involving trade credit insurance for the international sale of steel: SIAC Arbitration clause.
  • Acting for a prominent Asian conglomerate in an international arbitration dispute against Russian and English entities involving the sale of industrial equipment: Stockholm arbitration.
  • Acting as sole arbitrator in an SIAC Arbitration involving a provider of IT systems and services and a pharmaceutical company.
  • Acting as sole arbitrator in a multi-million dollar SIAC Arbitration involving an IT software vendor and an international financial institution.


  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law


  • Admitted as Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 2003
  • Admitted as Solicitor, England & Wales in 2004
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) since 2014
  • Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
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Recognised as a Notable Practitioner for Dispute Resolution.

Asialaw Leading Lawyers, 2022

Recommended for Dispute Resolution, Jonathan is 'particularly noted for his experience in complex, high-value international arbitrations in several sectors, including technology, construction, aviation, insurance, and intellectual property'. A client praised him for his ability to 'separate legal wheat from the chaff'.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022

Recognised as a Future Star for International Arbitration, a client provided Jonathan the following commendation: "Excellent at comprehension and understanding what clients are trying to express or request on the first attempt. Is patient and clear in responding to queries. Doesn't brush clients off or provide ambiguous responses."

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, 2021

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