Paul Teo

International Arbitration, International Litigation & Dispute Settlement, Litigation & Dispute Resolution


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.


  • Recommended Lawyer - International Arbitration, South Korea – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023)


  • 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


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Teochew

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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