Prof. Lawrence Boo
Head of Chambers, The Arbitration Chambers
Appointed as arbitrator in more than 200 commercial disputes. More than 75 % of these are international. In most instances, acted as the sole or presiding arbitrator. 

Mediated over 80 cases with more than 75% settlement rate

Conducted arbitrations both locally and abroad under institutional rules of the ICC, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission, UNCITRAL Rules, Singapore Commodity Exchange, Singapore Bunker Claims as well as ad hoc arbitrations

Recent Honours/Citations/Appointments:
Appointed as amicus curiae by the Chief Justice to appear before the Court of Appeal in PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Persero) v Dexia Bank SA [2007] 1 SLR 597

Who’s Who Legal Singapore 2008 – described as “a very well-known name”, “internationally renowned figure” consistently recommended to our researchers” (at page 27)

Chambers’ Asia 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 – ranked as one of Asia’s most “in demand” “leading individuals” in arbitration “who always inspires confidence in arbitration”, and one who “handles a high volume of cases in a time-efficient manner”

Appointed by UNDP as international consultant to Vietnam in the drafting of its New Arbitration Law 2009

Appointed by the Policy Implementation Assistance Project of the Canadian International Development Agency as international expert to the Judicial Committee of the National Assembly of Vietnam for the review of the Arbitration Law 2009 (27-28 August 2009 in Hoi An)

Appointed as UNCITRAL’s international consultant on the Digest of Case Law on International Commercial Arbitration (w.e.f. September 2009)

Conferred Bintang Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM)(The Public Service Star) in August 2009Back
Phone: +65 6538 1277

Country of Residence: Singapore

Nationality: Singaporean
    ICSID Panel of Conciliators (appointed for 6 year term w.e.f. Sept 2011)

    Panel of International Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, New York (since 1992)

    Panel of Arbitrators, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, PR China (since 1994)

    Panel of Arbitrators, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (since 1996)

    Panel of International Arbitrators, China Maritime Arbitration Commission, PR China (since 1997)

    Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

    Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

    Panel of Arbitrators, Beijing Arbitration Commission (since 2006)

    Member, ICC Arbitration Commission (2004-2006)

    Member, CEDR Commission on Settlement in International Arbitration (since 2007)

    Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute, The Hague (2009)

    ·                 Member, Shanghai Arbitration Commission (since 2013)

    Chairman, Christian Conciliation and Arbitration Ministry (Since 1994)

    Advisor on Arbitration, Singapore Commodity Exchange (Since 1996)

    Member, Resource Panel on ADR, Ministry of Law (Since 1997)

    Member, Advisory Board of the Singapore Mediation Centre (Since 1998)

    Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Since 1992)

    Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore National Shipping Association (Since 1993)

    Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore Commodity Exchange (Since 1995)

    Member, Panel of Arbitrators, TDB’s Timber Trade Advisory Committee (Since 1996)

    Member, Panel of Mediators, Singapore Mediation Centre (Since 1998)

    Member, Panel of Community Mediators, Ministry of Law (Since 1998-2012)

    Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Electricity Market Company (From 2003)

    State Representative to UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (2004-2009)

    Law Reform Consultant, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore ( Since 2001)

    Special Consultant to Attorney-General's Chambers on the Review of Arbitration Laws (1996 to 2000)

    LL.B (Honours), University of Singapore (1980)

    LL.M, National University of Singapore (1988)

    1981 Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

    1989 Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore

    1994 Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London [FCIArb]

    1994 Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators [FSIArb]

    1997 Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales

    1998 Fellow, Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand [FAMINZ]

    2000 Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

    2004 Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration