KCLye
Independent Arbitrator and Counsel

With more than 20 years of experience as a dispute resolution practitioner, KC Lye began his practice as a commercial litigator at the Singapore Bar and later spent many years as the head of the disputes department of a major international firm in Singapore. KC now practices as independent arbitrator and counsel with Breakpoint LLC.

 

He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
KC focuses on international arbitration and has been involved in a wide variety of contested matters in South-East Asia. He handles high-value disputes from a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, aviation, and commercial fraud.

 

He has represented clients in ICSID, SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitrations and mediation proceedings in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has accepted numerous appointments to sit as arbitrator, both as sole arbitrator and as part of a panel, in commercial cases centred in Japan, India, China, the Philippines and Rwanda.

 

KC has been named in the Hall of Fame for International Arbitration and ranked as a Leading Individual for many years in leading legal directories and rankings. He has been described as one who is “always focused on getting a commercial result, “a knowledgeable advocate”, being “cool under pressure”, “commercially astute”, “an experienced tactician”, and clients have lauded his “intellectual firepower.

 

KC publishes and lectures extensively on international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. His articles have been cited by the Singapore High Court. He is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore.

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CONTACT

E-mail address: KC.Lye@breakpointlaw.sg

Nationality: Singaporean

Country of Residence: Singapore

Language(s): English

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COLLISIONS
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • CARGO LOSS & DAMAGE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    Singapore Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow

    Singapore International Arbitration Centre - Panel of Arbitrators

     Asian International Arbitration Center - Panel of Arbitrators

    ADMISSIONS
  • SINGAPORE
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • EDUCATION

    LL.M King’s College London

    LL.B National University of Singapore

    DIRECTORY LISTINGS