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Tian Yi Tan

Tian Yi Tan

Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Asia*

Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Asia*
Tian Yi Tan

* Clifford Chance Asia is a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore between Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP 

Tian Yi Tan is a Senior Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group of Clifford Chance Asia.

Tian Yi advises financial institutions, banks and multi-national corporations on a broad range of contentious matters.

Tian Yi has acted in Singapore litigation proceedings, as well as in complex international arbitration matters. In 2019, Tian Yi was appointed Young Amicus Curiae by the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Apart from her core disputes practice, Tian Yi also advises major financial institutions and clients in regulatory matters and investigations. She covers financial regulatory issues, as well as specialized areas such as employment, data privacy and healthcare.

Tian Yi graduated from the University of Oxford with First Class Honours, and also holds a Masters of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, her clients include Chinese state-owned entities and large Chinese companies.

  • Advising a major international financial institution on a complex cross-border dispute arising out of a US$400m syndicated facility granted in China and Hong Kong. The matter involved enforcement of secured assets in the Netherlands and other European jurisdictions.
  • Advising a global financial institution in a cross-border internal investigation involving financial misconduct and potential regulatory breaches, across several ASEAN countries, as well as Korea, India and Taiwan. Acting for and advising the client on disciplinary action against employees liable for misconduct, including summary dismissal, termination and other disciplinary sanctions.
  • Advising a renowned Chinese tech company in an ongoing joint venture dispute with its counterpart in Vietnam. The matter involves legal issues relating to restrictive covenants and non-competition clauses.
  • Acting and successfully obtaining judgment for a private Chinese investment fund in a lengthy series of Singapore Court litigation matters arising from fraudulent misrepresentation claims. The amount in dispute is in excess of S$18m.
  • Representing a Chinese state-owned entity in relation to the setting-aside of a US$30m arbitral award arising out of a dispute on the construction of a power plant in Indonesia. Obtained a favourable result for the client – the judgment debtor withdrew its setting-aside application.
  • Representing a Mauritius-based investment fund, in proceedings in the Singapore International Commercial Court, defending the client against an application to set aside an ICC arbitral award. The matter involved aspects of Indian regulatory law.
  • Representing a syndicate of private equity funds in an international arbitration involving claims of more than US$ 200 million, arising out of investments in India
  • Acting for a group of German investment funds in LMAA (London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association) arbitration proceedings arising from a charterparty dispute.
  • Advising an Indonesian energy conglomerate on a US$ 2 billion gas pricing dispute.
  • Representing various Indonesian mine owners in a US$ 50 million SIAC arbitration dispute over a coal mine in South Kalimantan, involving breaches of a sale and purchase agreement.
  • Acting for a financial institution on claims against a former client pursuant to a terminated ISDA Agreement. The matter was heard by the Singapore International Commercial Court.

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Career and qualifications

  • Oxford University (B.A.) 2012
  • Harvard Law School (LL.M) 2013
  • Admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore 2015