Paul Teo is a partner in Mayer Brown's Singapore office and a member of the firm's International Arbitration practice. Paul focuses on advising and representing parties on high-stakes ‘bet-the-company’ disputes arising from commercial transactions and major global infrastructure, construction and energy projects. He has particular experience of China-outbound (including those under the Belt and Road Initiative), Korean-outbound and Japan-outbound disputes. Paul has acted as counsel, appearing for parties in numerous court, arbitration and mediation proceedings in Asia, the Gulf Region and the United Kingdom.

Paul is consistently recognised as a leading practitioner in International Arbitration and Construction and Engineering Law, by leading legal publications such as Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Paul is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators of Australia and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. Paul is regularly appointed by the arbitral institutions and sits as arbitrator.

Paul is qualified to practice English, Hong Kong and Singapore law.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Teochew


Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

National University of Singapore, LLB (Hons)


  • England and Wales
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong


  • Contributing Editor, Singapore Journal of Construction Law
  • Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration 
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, Singapore Society of International Law
  • Member, Society of Construction Law
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Law Society of Hong Kong 
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Recommended Lawyer - International Arbitration, South Korea – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023)