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Theng Fong Hee, Consultant

Theng Fong Hee


Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Mr Hee is a Consultant at Eversheds Harry Elias and a senior lawyer in Singapore with over 30 years’ experience.

He has handled more than one hundred cases in civil litigation and arbitration as lead counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator. Many of the cases have been reported and referred to in the Singapore Law Report, text books and various legal journals. His arbitration appointments include being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC), Asia-Pacific Regional Group (APRAG), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

His recent work includes advising on claims relating to breaches of fiduciary duties and dishonest assistance; contractual disputes in relation to the Sale of Goods Act; acting as co-arbitrator in relation to energy sector disputes; and advising on a landmark case in the Court of Appeal in relation to the adverse possession of land.

Mr Hee is effectively bilingual and is one of only a very small group of people who have written awards in both English and Chinese in international arbitration cases in SIAC, CIETAC and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mr Hee is a regular speaker in seminars on Directors’ Duties and Corporate Governance organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Exchange Ltd.  He also speaks at seminars on arbitration and international trade dispute resolution organised by SIAC and CIETAC.

Mr Hee serves as an independent director on the board of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC). He is also Chairman of the Citizenship Committee of Inquiry (ICA), Deputy Chairman of Medishield Life Council and Director of the Singapore Chinese Culture Centre. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (BBM) in 2015.