Lek Siang Pheng is the deputy managing partner for Dentons Rodyk. In addition, he is also a senior partner and the head of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice.
Siang Pheng handles civil and commercial litigation, including banking cases (banking advice, loan and mortgage recovery actions and bankruptcy actions), insolvency matters (work-outs, receivership, scheme of arrangement, judicial management and liquidation) China investment disputes, partnership and shareholders' disputes, domestic and international arbitration, contractual disputes, corporate disputes, medical litigation and insurance cases. He represents banks, companies and individuals, medical defence organisations and insurance companies in the course of his work.
He has acted as counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations, and also in several State Court and High Court trials, as well as appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also appeared as counsel in numerous coroner's inquiries and disciplinary proceedings before the Singapore Medical Council.
His notable cases, in his 27 years of litigation and arbitration practice, include acting for lenders and borrowers in various insolvency and debt restructuring cases at the height of the Asian financial crisis and the Lehman financial crisis; various high profile and successful defences of hospitals and doctors in malpractice cases; the successful claim in a high value international arbitration case arising from a failed joint venture in China; the successful dismissal of a commercial claim by way of a preliminary application on behalf of a respondent in an international arbitration case; the successful defence of a Chinese state-owned enterprise in an international arbitration case on a breach of a contract for purchase of crude oil, the successful defence of a settle or against a claim in the Singapore High Court by her son for his share of the assets in a high value offshore trust.
Siang Pheng is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He has been appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitrations.
Siang Pheng graduated from National University of Singapore with LLB (Hons).