Meet the team

 

Darius Chan

Of Counsel
Tel: +65 63095411
Darius.Chan@ascendantlegal.com

 

Darius Chan is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore with a decade of experience, focusing on public and private international law. He advises international companies on complex, cross-border disputes. He is especially well-regarded in banking, energy, projects and joint ventures involving Belt & Road and East Asian jurisdictions. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese, and currently holds a JLPT Level 4 certification in Japanese. He was named by Singapore Business Review as one of the most influential lawyers under 40. 

Darius' practice focuses on international arbitration. Consistently ranked by Who’s Who Legal‎ as a Future Leader in Arbitration, he is one of only five non-partners identified as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” globally.

 International legal rankings describe him as:

  • “Darius Chan impresses peers with ‘his sharp legal insight, client-friendly manner and consistently high work ethic’”, Who’s Who Legal 2018
  • “a very, very smart guy and a great all-round lawyer who is building a strong reputation in the market”, Who’s Who Legal 2017
  • “very clever” with “collaborative, clear communication on sensitive arbitration mandates”, Chambers Legal Global and Asia-Pacific 2017

Besides counsel work, Darius receives arbitrator appointments. He teaches the course on international arbitration at Singapore Management University. Darius publishes extensively and his writing on arbitration has been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal. He is ‎appointed to the international editorial board of the prestigious Journal of International Arbitration, acting as Special Editor to an issue dedicated to arbitration in Asia.

Formerly appointed in a judicial capacity as an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Darius is experienced in court litigation. He was appointed amicus curiae in an appeal before the Singapore courts where his contribution was described by the Chief Justice as being “careful”, “excellent and invaluable”.

Key industries

  • Financial institutions
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Related services

  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • International arbitration