Kenneth has acted as counsel in a wide range of matters involving cross-border litigation and arbitration, including ad hoc and institution-administered arbitration under the arbitral rules of the ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and Singapore Institute of Architects, as well as front-end advisory work.
Before joining Peter & Kim, Kenneth practiced international and domestic arbitration and litigation with a leading disputes firm in Singapore, where he also represented clients in setting-aside proceedings brought in the Singapore courts in relation to international arbitral awards.
Areas of Expertise
Successfully defending a Korean multinational conglomerate in an UNCITRAL 2010 arbitration against an Indian state-owned entity over claims amounting to US$183 million arising out of the construction of a petrochemical plant.
Acting as arbitration counsel in relation to an employer’s claims against a prominent domestic contractor for delays, extensions of time, additional preliminaries and prolongation costs, and defective work affecting a S$42 million property, involving multiple sub-contractors and multi-party arbitration.
Representing prominent cryptocurrency firms, token-issuers and algorithmic trading firms in international arbitrations and litigation involving novel disputes. These involved applications for emergency interim relief, and other interlocutory relief prohibiting the disposal of cryptocurrency tokens held on the blockchain platform and the use of confidential trade secrets.
Representing and advising a prominent European corporate and investment bank in relation to disputes arising out of various facility agreements, personal guarantees and other collateral securities, which also included litigation in the English and Indonesian courts.
Drafting and advising on complex domestic and cross-border settlement transactions, including the transfer / conveyance of IP rights, shipping vessels, fiat and cryptocurrency assets, and the acquisition of target companies.
Advising on and resisting court proceedings brought under the Singapore International Arbitration Act to set aside an arbitral award on the grounds of functus officio, excess of jurisdiction, the denial of a right to be heard and/or a breach of natural justice.
Associate, Peter & Kim, Singapore (2022 – present)
Associate, Drew & Napier LLC (2020 – 2022)
Trainee, Drew & Napier LLC (2020)
National University of Singapore (Faculty of Law), LL.B. (Honours) (2015 – 2019)
University College London (Faculty of Laws), LL.B. Exchange Programme (2017 – 2018)