Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added Paul Tan as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office. Tan will continue his international disputes practice, and will lead the firm’s international arbitration practice in Asia. He practices commercial and investor-state international arbitration and international litigation, including arbitration-related litigation. He focuses on disputes across Asia, and has extensive experience advising on complex issues of public and private international law. Tan has acted in disputes in a wide range of industries. He regularly advises leading multinational organizations, global insurers, financial institutions and Asian governments. Before joining the firm, Tan served as partner at Cavenagh Law, which is registered in a formal law alliance in Singapore under Clifford Chance Asia, where he led the litigation practice for Southeast Asia.
Prior to that, he was a partner with Rajah & Tann Singapore. Tan is the elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Singapore, a member of Singapore Academy of Law, and holds positions in the International Chamber of Commerce (Singapore chapter), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Swiss Arbitration Association and the Rising Arbitrators Initiative. He earned his LLB from the National University of Singapore in 2005, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He received his BCL with distinction from the University of Oxford in 2011. He served as a law clerk under two former Chief Justices of Singapore, and other judges, including Sundaresh Menon, then Judicial Commissioner and now the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore.