Glenn G. Cheng
Advocate and Solicitor; Arbitrator

Glenn G. Cheng is the Founder and Managing Partner in Glenn G Cheng Law Chambers (GGCLaw) and specializes in international civil and marine engineering and construction. He is dual qualified in England and Wales, and Singapore.

Glenn George Cheng has more than 25 years in private legal practice, during which he has served as a partner in Singapore, UK and US based global law firms. Today, Glenn is the founding owner and managing partner of an independent set of chambers in which he maintains an exclusively client-customised, specialist practice as arbitrator, international arbitration
counsel and project advisor.

Glenn has a singular industry reputation in terms of complex projects including large-scale blue-water heavy civil and marine engineering, and ports construction projects; having been involved since 2015 in advising in seamless sequence, the respective JV head contractors on each of Phase One and Phase Two stages (comprising "Finger 2” and "Finger 3") EPC (Turnkey) packages of the Tuas Terminal “Mega-Port” Project - which, at 65mil TEUs handling capacity p.a will stand as the world’s largest port infrastructure when all (four) Finger piers are completed.

In other infrastructure  projects, he has acted on PPP/DBOO(T) projects across Singapore and the SEA-Asia-Pacific region. In traditional procurement platforms he has advised the Jurong Island Westward Expansion (JIWE) project in Singapore, as well as BOT/DBOO(T), ports construction projects in Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, India, and Saudi Arabia.

In the fields of energy projects and specifically in terms of offshore exploration and production, Glenn has acted in oil and gas MODU rig newbuildings, RLEC works, asset sale and purchases; as well as in shipyardbased EPC(I)(C) asset fabrication contracts. He is also well-known for his work on subsea drilling support engineering services contracts, as well as in non-oil-and-gas submarine cable EPC projects.

During the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown” periods internationally, Glenn advised numerous key clients and projects across Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE.

At this stage of his career, Glenn has been involved in leading and advocating cases, as well as (in) advising multi-disciplinary projects worldwide which cumulatively exceed US$20bn in aggregated value.


  • “I have been working with Glenn (Cheng) and his team on several matters during the past few years. Our requests have always been very challenging both in terms of time delivery and subject-matter. We have always received very high-quality results, and the documents produced by Glenn have by far exceeded our expectations. The distinctive characteristics of the advice that we received from this lawyer are for sure - clarity and reasonableness - two characteristics that are essential for people like us (working not before Tribunal, but) (working not before Tribunal, but) at Project level and on the operative side.”
    - Maire Tecnimont SpA
    (Italy, Malaysia, Philippines)

  • “Glenn (Cheng) has been working with us on the Tuas Mega Port Project. Given the nature of the Project, and the associated Contract, we regularly encounter difficult and complex legal and
    contractual conundrums. Glenn’s advice on these various matters has been pivotal to us being able to formulate a commercial and contractual strategy associated with these thorny issues. Working with Glenn is an absolute pleasure. He is obviously a highly skilled lawyer, but more than that, he understands the commercial and political implications associated with a given contractual and legal strategy and can provide tailored advice to take these aspects into consideration. Glenn is extremely personable and a pleasure to work with and is always available to provide high quality and rapid advice at a moment’s notice.”
    - Penta-Ocean / Hyundai / Boskalis JV
    (Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Singapore)

  • Over the years I have really come to treasure those lawyers who listen to what clients want. He’s a technical expert in his field, he has the ability to convince. It is very much like watching a QC at work. Of our many war stories over the years and upon reflection, all share the common theme of (Mr Cheng) digging us out of trouble. In one word to encapsulate him, I’d say he’s really user-friendly.”
    - Clough (Australia)

  • In recent years construction contracts have become larger and more complex and as a result it was important for us to engage the services of a law firm with experience and expertise in our field. We found that experience and expertise in the construction and engineering practice of Mr Glenn G. Cheng. His services have been excellent and whilst construction contracts by nature require quick decision making, it was refreshing to find a lawyer that understands this. We can confidently recommend Mr Cheng and his team as solid and reliable experts in the construction and engineering field
    - Dredging International Asia Pacific (Belgium, Singapore)

  • “Fantastic advice; on time, on budget, and reassuring. I felt ‘armed’ when I walked into meetings”
    - ENSCO (UK; Malaysia)


Country of Residence: Singapore

Nationality: Singapore
  • OIL & GAS

    Panel Arbitrator and Emergency Arbitrator (SIAC; AAC)

    Panel Arbitrator (SCMA, DIAC)

    Registered Arbitrator (LCIA)


    LLB (Hons) (Wales)

    Barrister-at-Laws (Middle Temple)

    Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


    Described as a “construction specialist”; and acknowledged as a “prominent figure” and a “recommended contact” in the International Arbitration (Singapore) category (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 for construction and engineering)

    Recommended as a key practitioner for “high-value, cross-border construction cases. Other strengths include offshore oil and gas, power, mining and natural resources disputes” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017)