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Charis Tan is a partner at Peter & Kim, who specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and public international law. She is admitted in three jurisdictions (Singapore, England and Wales, and New York).
Charis’s experience includes investment and commercial arbitrations under the rules of major arbitration institutions, such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc proceedings under United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Rules, and high-profile state-to-state disputes before the International Court of Justice. She also acts for national oil companies and international oil companies in both contentious and non-contentious upstream oil and gas matters. Charis is appointed as counsel and she also sits as an arbitrator in both commercial arbitration and state-to-state cases.
Charis has been recommended by Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 and GAR 100 for international arbitration. An initiative she spearheaded for the training of government officials was awarded the Asia Pacific FT Innovative Lawyers (social responsibility) award.
Charis is currently on the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin editorial board, the ICC’s Singapore Arbitration Group core committee and the Council of the International Law Association in Singapore, and is the co-editor of Investment Protection in Southeast Asia, A Country-by-Country Guide (Brill, 2017).
Charis previously taught at the National University of Singapore
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