Zachary Tan

Zachary Tan


Email zachary.tan@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2260

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Zachary Tan focuses his practice on international arbitrations and cross-border disputes and has experience handling a broad range of complex, high-value disputes under the major arbitral rules, including the LCIA, ICC and SIAC rules. He represents clients from a wide range of industries, including aviation, automotive, energy, transportation, life sciences and financial institutions.

A dual-qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Singapore) with experience working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, Zachary brings international perspectives to the table. His understanding of the regional markets is what makes him a strong asset to clients who are embroiled in complex cross-border disputes. Clients also benefit from Zachary’s strong Mandarin language skills, which allow him to effectively handle disputes involving a Chinese element. 

Zachary is passionate about advocacy – this interest is what propelled him to become a trial lawyer in the first place. Indeed, Zachary enjoys and has experience appearing as an advocate on behalf of a number of clients. Notably, even at an early stage of his career, Zachary has already conducted oral advocacy for a major Chinese oil company before an international tribunal in a US$150 million LCIA arbitration. 

Zachary has also built up his English High Court experience over the years. He has acted for clients in numerous disputes, including a high-profile procurement dispute involving London Underground trains, a competition-related claim involving the major UK telecommunication players, a shareholder dispute in a F1 automotive company, and one of the highest value cartel damages claim brought in Europe involving airlines from multiple jurisdictions.

Education and admissions


LL.M in International Banking and Finance Law, University College London

LL.B., University of Bristol

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Supreme Court of Singapore

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