Professional practice

Leng Sun is a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is the former Global Head of Arbitration of Baker McKenzie and the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).

Leng Sun is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. He has a broad commercial practice that covers technical disputes, maritime law, international trade, insurance and company law. Leng Sun has acted as counsel or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations seated in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, China, Korea, Malaysia, London and USA under ad hoc and institutional rules such as ICC, SIAC, SCMA, LMAA, ICDR, CIETAC and KCAB rules. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Chairperson of the arbitration panel jointly appointed by the EU and Korea under the protocol on cultural cooperation of the Korea-EU FTA. He had also served as a legal officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva.

Leng Sun was a lecturer at the National University of Singapore Law School from 1990 to 1993, teaching Shipping Law, International Business Transactions and Contract Law. He started the Arbitration course in the Singapore Management University Law School and taught as an adjunct in 2009 and 2010.

Leng Sun is the author of the book, Singapore Law on Arbitral Awards and Co-Editor of Conflict of Laws in Arbitration.

Leng Sun is the Singapore country contributor to Tetley’s Marine Cargo Claims (4th Ed). He wrote the chapter, “Common Types of Shipping Arbitration” in the book, The Role of Arbitration in Shipping Law, published by Oxford University Press (Goldby and Mistellis eds, 2016). He also wrote the Singapore chapter for the book, The Developing World of Arbitration, published by Hart Publishing (Reyes and Gu eds, 2018).