Mr. Tay Yu-Jin

Independent Director

Mr. Tay Yu-Jin is a lawyer and partner in the international law firm, DLA Piper, based in Singapore. With over 18 years' experience in cross border legal practice, he has also practised in London, Paris and Washington DC and currently heads DLA Piper's international arbitration practice in Asia. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Tay headed the Asia arbitration practice of a leading US wall street law firm, where he practised for over ten years. He was called to the bar in England in 1998 and trained as a pupil in Fountain Court Chambers, a leading commercial barristers' chambers. As a returning Singapore Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholar, he also served in the Singapore Ministry of Defence. Mr. Tay's sector coverage includes oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, mining/natural resources and technology. In addition to acting as counsel, Mr. Tay sits regularly as an arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations. He is a Fellow and elected Council member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, in which he chairs the Arbitration Bar Committee. Since 2001, Mr. Tay has also had experience advising and representing investors and governments in investment treaty arbitrations. In 2013, he was designated by the Government of Timor-Leste to the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators. In 2011, he was among few Asian lawyers honoured in Global Arbitration Review's global 45 under 45. He is listed annually as a leading individual in global legal directories including GAR's International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration (since 2010), Chambers Asia-Pacific and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (since 2008), the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (since 2006) and Benchmark Litigation. Mr. Tay holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from University College London.