Ms. Koh Swee Yen is a partner in the Commercial and Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices at WongPartnership LLP. She has an active practice as counsel, with a particular focus on complex, high-value and cross-border disputes across a wide spectrum of matters from commercial, energy, international sales, trade to investment. She regularly appears before the High Court and Court of Appeal and in international arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, ICC, ICDR, SIAC and UNCITRAL.
Ms. Koh is the vice-chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, and a member of the Editorial Board of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin and the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages. She has also served as co-chair of the YSIAC Committee and IBA Arb40, and is on the Panel of Arbitrators in the Asian International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She is a council member of International Law Association – Singapore Branch.
Ms. Koh is recommended in various legal publications, including The Legal 500, Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific. Most recently, she has been listed as one of the world’s leading arbitration practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 and comes highly recommended for her expertise in resolving complex international disputes. Regarded as "exceptional", "in a league of her own", "an especially good courtroom advocate," “brilliant, decisive and fearless,” and known to "fight tooth and nail for her clients," sources also praise her for a “keen sense of strategy” and “great ability to quickly grasp her clients’ perspective and understand their commercial issues.”