Kevin practises in the fields of public international law, arbitration and litigation. He is qualified in England and Wales and in Singapore, and has been recognised as a leading disputes practitioner by The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Asia Law.
Kevin has extensive experience acting in proceedings before international courts and tribunals, and in an international and politically sensitive context. He has been involved as counsel in matters before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), UNCLOS Annex VII tribunals, investor-State tribunals, and in inter-State mediation. He has also been appointed as legal adviser or expert by the Council of Europe, ASEAN, SAARC, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Energy Community Secretariat on arbitration, energy, natural resources, oceans, trade and international dispute settlement. He acted as counsel for Italy in the Enrica Lexie disputes before both the arbitral tribunal in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and in the ITLOS. He is currently also engaged as counsel in Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem before the ICJ.
In arbitration, Kevin has been instructed as counsel across the full spectrum of inter-State, investor-State and commercial arbitrations. He has been involved in more than 30 arbitration matters under ICSID, PCA, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, ECT and ad hoc arbitration frameworks, and across different jurisdictions such as England, The Hague, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Luxembourg. These matters have involved a broad range of sectors including oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, mining, commodities, banking and finance, manufacture and licensing, private equity, distribution, logistics, cryptocurrency, infrastructure, and engineering. His notable recent arbitration work includes three investor-State disputes under ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, as well as several commercial disputes under SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitration rules.
In domestic proceedings, Kevin is equally comfortable appearing as counsel in both a trial and appellate setting. He has been engaged in high-stakes disputes proceedings in both England and Singapore (including before the Singapore International Commercial Court), across a variety of legal subject matters. This has included acting in a US$30 million contractual and civil fraud claim arising out of cross-border private equity investments, to a US$20 million construction and engineering dispute, to a joint venture dispute arising out of a US$740 million infrastructure and healthcare project.
Alongside his work as counsel, Kevin has taught international dispute settlement, law of the sea, international investment law and international arbitration as Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, Lecturer at the Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, Adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore, and sessional lecturer at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Kevin holds law degrees from the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge. He accepts appointments as counsel and arbitrator.Privacy notice