Kah Cheong Lye
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
One Raffles Quay
34-02 North Tower
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP (dates).
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
KC Lye began his practice as a commercial litigator at
the Singapore Bar, and now practices international arbitration in the Norton
Rose Fulbright Singapore office as a counsel and arbitrator.
KC has been involved in a wide variety of contested matters in South East Asia.
He handles high-value disputes from a range of industry sectors, including oil
and gas, aviation, and commercial fraud. Equally comfortable acting as counsel,
or as solicitor, he has represented clients in arbitration proceedings in London,
Hong Kong and Singapore. Recent experience includes:
• Prosecuting a US$80 million claim in international arbitration against an
Asian government on behalf of a regional bank. The claim relates to the
expropriation of a major infrastructure project.
• Defending a US oil independent in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a $20
million claim by a South Asian contractor arising from construction of a gas
• Defending a major Asian national airline in an ICC arbitration against a US$
50 million claim an Asian government. The dispute relates to a management
• Prosecuting a US$ 100 million claim in an LCIA arbitration on behalf of a
major Asian national oil company against an Indian conglomerate in relation
to the sale of cargos of Liquefied Natural Gas.
• Prosecuting a US$ 250 million claim in a SIAC arbitration on behalf of a
leading American energy company against a major Asian coal supplier. The
dispute relates to certain long term coal supply agreements.
• Defending an Indonesian mining company against claims by a Chinese entity
in a US$50 million SIAC arbitration which arose from a failed joint venture
in respect of an Indonesian nickel mine.
• Prosecuting a claim in SIAC arbitration on behalf of a leading European
vehicle manufacturer against an Indonesian company.
• Acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute between an Indian company and a