Lih Shyng has more than forty years’ experience in legal practice. His range of work over that period covered commercial litigation in the Singapore Supreme Court in a wide variety of cases, primarily involving maritime and international trade. Lih Shyng also has extensive experience advising and representing PRC clients as well as Singapore business entities in their commercial dealings involving China.
Between 2006 and 2018, Lih Shyng was based in Shanghai as chief representative of Rajah & Tann’s Shanghai office, where he advised Singapore and international clients on issues relevant to foreign investment and M&A in China, as well as represented PRC companies in their business ventures in Singapore and other South East Asian nations.
Lih Shyng is fluent (speak, write, read) in English and Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) and a modest clutch of Chinese dialects.
He is active in dispute resolution matters through his involvement in arbitration proceedings, both in an advisory role as well as being appointed as an arbitrator in various proceedings. He has experience in arbitration proceedings, both as an arbitrator and as counsel, held according to rules of various arbitral institutions, including those of the ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, AAA and LMAA, as well as in numerous ad hoc proceedings.
Memberships / Directorship
- Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
- Member, China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Panel of Arbitrators for International Disputes
- Member, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission / Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration Panel of Arbitrators
- Member, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration Panel of Arbitrators
- Adjunct Professor, East China University of Politics and Law School of Lawyers