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Founding Director Dawn Tan

12 Marina Boulevard #24-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 Singapore 018982
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Dawn Tan is the managing partner at Ashurst ADTLaw and a partner in our disputes resolution practice

Dawn is an experienced commercial lawyer with particular experience and expertise in the resolution of complex and high-profile commercial disputes including complex banking, finance, company, construction, insurance, IT, IP, employment, energy and property-related disputes encompassing international arbitration and litigation.

As lead counsel Dawn has acted in international arbitrations under prominent institutional rules. She is an experienced trial litigator who has appeared at all levels of the Singapore courts, including as lead counsel. She also has a significant advisory practice, having represented and advised multinational corporations, numerous market-leading public and private companies, Singapore government-linked entities, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Prior to ADTLaw LLC, Dawn was a partner in one of Singapore's largest law firms, a Justices' Law Clerk in the Chambers of the former Chief Justice, Mr Yong Pung How, an Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court Registry and held teaching appointments at the NUS Law School and the then Department of Law (now the School of Law) of the Singapore Management University. She was also with the Ministry of Trade and Industry on a programme to train Legal Service Officers for Administrative Service postings. There, she negotiated the Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin and Trade Remedies Chapters of Singapore’s Free Trade Agreements with India, Panama, Chile, New Zealand and Brunei (then known as the “Pacific 4”, the forerunners of the TPP), Kuwait and Pakistan. She also advised on the legality of anti-dumping measures taken by other countries against Singapore companies.

In addition to her practice, Dawn sits on the Board of Directors of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. The SICC Board comprises a cross-section of the most influential business people in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. She is appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre. She has acted pro bono in criminal and capital cases.

Dawn is qualified in Singapore, England & Wales and New York.