Zachary Tan is an associate in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and International Arbitration Groups.
Mr. Tan focuses his practice on international arbitrations and cross-border disputes. Over the years, he has handled a broad range of complex, high-value disputes under the major arbitral rules, including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC and HKIAC rules. He represents clients from a wide range of industries, including aviation, automotive, electronics, energy, transportation, life sciences and financial institutions.
A dual-qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Singapore) with experience gained from working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, Mr. Tan brings to the table a wealth of international perspectives and expertise. This makes him a strong asset to clients embroiled in complex cross-border disputes who often require help navigating unfamiliar legal landscapes and difficult issues of foreign law. Clients also benefit from his Mandarin language skills, which allow him to effectively handle disputes involving a Chinese element. In recent years, he is actively building a practice acting for clients involved in international business disputes in Asia.
Mr. Tan is passionate about advocacy – an interest which propelled him to become a trial lawyer in the first place. He enjoys and has experience appearing as an advocate on behalf of a number of clients. Notably, even at an early stage of his career, Mr. Tan has conducted oral advocacy for a major Chinese oil company before an international tribunal in a US$150 million LCIA arbitration.
In addition to international work, Mr. Tan also has experience litigating cases in the English courts. He has acted for clients in numerous high-profile disputes, including various procurement disputes in the Technology and Construction Court, a shareholder dispute in a Formula 1 automotive company, and one of the highest value cartel damages claim brought in Europe involving airlines from multiple jurisdictions.
BPP Law School - 2016 Legal Practice Course
University College London - 2015 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Bristol - 2014 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
England & Wales - Solicitor
Singapore - Advocate and Solicitor