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Alvin Yap, Of Counsel

Alvin Yap

Of Counsel


Fluent in English, Mandarin

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • International arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Public International Law

Practice notes

Alvin acts as Counsel in State-to-State, investor-State and commercial disputes. He has represented States in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and Iran-US Claims Tribunal and arbitrations administered by the PCA and ICSID. He also regularly advises States and corporations on matters of public international law, particularly on land and maritime boundary issues.

He was an Adjunct Lecturer at NUS from 2017-2019, where he taught a course on State-to-State disputes. He was also a faculty member of the Singapore International Arbitration Academy in 2019. He is an alternate member on the International Law Association Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals.

His recent publication history includes:

  • Co-Author, “Challenges of Arbitrators in Investment Arbitration: Still Work in Progress?” in K. Yannaca-Small (ed.), Arbitration under International Investment Agreements: A Guide to the Key Issues (2nd Edition) (Oxford University Press: 2018)
  • Co-author, “Assignee’s right and obligation to arbitrate under Singapore law: a missed opportunity by the Court of Appeal?” in Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Volume 5, Issue 2, January 2017
  • Author, Brunei, Investment Protection in Southeast Asia (Brill|Nijhoff, 2016)
  • Author, Indonesia, Investment Protection in Southeast Asia (Brill|Nijhoff, 2016)

Alvin graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2012 placed on the overall Dean’s list. He represented NUS at the Jessup Moot in 2012 and he has coached several NUS moot teams. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2013.