Overview

Min Jian Chan is an associate in Mayer Brown's Singapore office and a member of the firm's global International Arbitration practice. Before joining Mayer Brown, he worked in the chambers of one of the world's leading international arbitrators, as well as in one of Singapore’s top litigation firms.

Min Jian has broad experience of high value and complex commercial and investor-state disputes involving the world's leading arbitral seats and under most major arbitral rules.  He has served as tribunal secretary in high-value commercial and investor-state disputes.  He has also been involved in arbitration-related litigation before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal. He has experience advising and representing clients in civil and commercial disputes at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including in white-collar criminal matters.

Min Jian graduated summa cum laude from the Singapore Management University School of Law and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Experience

  • Representation of a private equity fund in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore arising out of a partnership agreement and related offshore litigation before multiple courts.
  • Representation of an energy company as Respondent in ICC arbitration seated in Singapore arising in connection with LNG SPAs.
  • Advice and representation of a global commercial bank in connection with multiple litigation arising in connection with fraudulent trading transactions.
  • Representation of two successful businessmen before the Singapore High Court and Singapore Court of Appeal in resisting setting-aside proceedings in relation to an arbitration award made in their favour. The underlying dispute related to an earn-out arrangement arising from the clients’ sale of their business to a NASDAQ-listed company and involved aspects of Malaysian and Singapore law.
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a Singapore-seated arbitration under the 2010 UNCITRAL Rules arising out of the termination of a management services and equity option agreement for a major integrated casino resort in Southeast Asia.
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a Singapore-seated, PCA-administered treaty arbitration under the 1976 UNCITRAL Rules between a UK investor and an Asian state arising out of the alleged imposition of retrospective tax and interest liability.
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration arising out of a Chinese SOE’s termination of an agency agreement with a HK entity for the procurement of a large EPC contract in the Middle East.
  • Assisted on a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration arising out of claims of alleged misrepresentation and breach of warranties under a sale and purchase agreement related to the acquisition of a plastics company.
  • Assisted on a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration arising out of alleged breaches of an online and mobile game licensing agreement between Korean and Chinese parties.
  • Assisted on a Hong Kong-seated HKIAC arbitration arising out of alleged breaches of an SPA in relation to a joint venture between a large Chinese conglomerate and US-based counterparties for the procurement, refurbishment, and consignment of aircraft parts.
  • Assisted on a bilingual PRC-seated CIETAC arbitration arising out of the defective supply of machinery under a multi-party contract.
  • Representation of a prominent Asian businessman in domestic SIAC arbitration arising in connection with a loan agreement.
  • Representation of plaintiff-appellants in an appeal before a 5-judge Singapore Court of Appeal in connection with a commercial dispute involving claims of contractual breach, fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and illegality.
  • Advice and representation of clients on a broad range of civil disputes (including defamation, negligence, employment, and shareholder/ director disputes) as well as white-collar criminal matters under Singapore law.

Education

Singapore Management University, LLB, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Singapore