Ching Meng Hang is Partner in the firm's International Arbitration, Construction & Projects Practice.
Meng Hang is active in international arbitration and related litigation involving high-value commercial and construction disputes, and an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law:
(i) High-value international commercial arbitration proceedings involving parties from various jurisdictions and institutional rules such as SIAC, ICC, SIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL Rules; as well as arbitration-related court work and preparation of international arbitration soft law.
(ii) International and domestic disputes involving construction and projects, including EPC, EPCM, specialist subcontracting arrangements; with specific experiences in litigation, arbitration and statutory adjudication; and advisory on statutory issues such as the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, workplace safety and health, insurance and industry regulations.
Meng Hang in a recent matter has been commended by the court for having “ably distilled the issues at hand” and “demonstrated a mastery of the authorities and evidence”.
Construction & Infrastructure
Acted for a Japanese trading house in an ICC arbitration arising from the design and construction of a MRT signaling system. The contract was governed by ROC law. The sum in dispute was about US$140 million.
Acted for the developer in a SIAC Arbitration against the main contractor on disputes for the design and construction of a 55-storey mixed-use development in Cambodia. The contract was governed by Cambodian law. The sum in dispute was about US$140 million.
Acted for an Indonesian employer against the EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration involving an ammonia plant in Indonesia. The contract was governed by Indonesian law. The sum in dispute was about US$195 million.
Defended a Singapore owner of a chemical plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, in a SIAC arbitration, against claims from an EPCM contractor.
Represented a Singapore entity against Chinese entities in multiple London-seated LMAA Terms arbitration proceedings governed by English law. The sum in dispute was about US$250 million.
- Represented a state in claims brought by water concessionaires in Singapore-seated UNCITRAL Rules arbitration proceedings governed by domestic law of that state. The sum in dispute was about US$1 billion.
- Acted for a main contractor in garnishee proceedings relating to assigned debts: SECC Holdings Pte Ltd v Helios PV (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd (Sinohydro Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch), garnishee)  SGDC 258
- Acted for a main contractor in applications relating to the disclosure of legally privileged documents: Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and others  5 SLR 130
- Acted in an application to set aside an arbitral award of about US$150m arising from complex arbitration involving the construction of a Guatemalan power plant: China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and another  SGCA 12; China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and another  SGHC 101
Joint venture / shareholder disputes
- Defending the shareholders of a fintech and digital payments business under shareholders and investment agreements governed by Singapore law in an SIAC arbitration, with claims of over US$100 million.
- Defended a Cambodian entity in an SIAC arbitration commenced by its Singapore joint venture partner involving a power plant in Cambodia. The contract is governed by Cambodian law.
- Defended a main contractor in statutory adjudication claims made by a subcontractor for soil improvement works. The decision was reported for the procedural issues involved: BAH Pte Ltd v BAI Corp Ltd  SCAdjr 27.
- Defended a main contractor in statutory adjudication claims made by a subcontractor for materials and labour supplies in a residential project: SOP/AA 12/2023.
Reserve Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Member, ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
Member, AIAC Young Practitioners’ Group
Delineating the Procedural Requirements for Instructions for Variation Work in Construction Contracts – Vim Engineering Pte Ltd v Deluge Fire Protection (S.E.A.) Pte Ltd  SGHC(A) 2 [case comment]  SAL Prac 10
Inter-Pacific Bar Association, IPBA Guidelines on Privilege and Attorney Secrecy in International Arbitration (2019) (as Resource Committee member)