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Ching Meng Hang

Partner

Practice Area:

International Arbitration
Construction & Projects

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Acc. Spec. (Building & Construction), Singapore Academy of Law

T +65 6232 0608
E meng.hang.ching@rajahtann.com

Ching Meng Hang is Partner in the firm's International Arbitration, Construction & Projects Practice. 

Meng Hang’s practice primarily focuses on international arbitration and related litigation involving high-value commercial and construction disputes:

(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 believes in being conscientious and thorough to best present his client’s case, and 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”.  

Experience

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 is governed by ROC law. The sum in dispute is about US$140m.
  • 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 is governed by Cambodian law. The sum in dispute is about US$140m.
  • Acted for an Indonesian employer against the EPC contractor in a SIAC arbitration involving an ammonia plant in Indonesia. The contract is governed by Indonesian law. The sum in dispute is about US$195m. 
  • Successfully defended a Singapore owner of a chemical plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, 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 is 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 is 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) [2022] SGDC 258.
  • 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 [2020] SGCA 12; China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and another [2018] SGHC 101.

Statutory adjudication

  • 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 [2019] SCAdjr 27.

Joint venture / shareholder disputes  

  • Representing the shareholders of a fintech and digital payments business under shareholders and investment agreements, 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.
Memberships / Directorships
  • Member, ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
  • Young Lawyers’ Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Honorary Secretary, NUS Eusoff Alumni Society (2015-2017)
Publications
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association, IPBA Guidelines on Privilege and Attorney Secrecy in International Arbitration (2019) (as Resource Committee member)