Lynette Chew is a director of CMS Holborn Asia, the Formal Law Alliance with CMS Singapore and Singapore law practice, Holborn Law LLC.
Her main practice areas are in infrastructure, construction and engineering projects where she works on both contentious and non-contentious work.
Lynette’s contentious work involves litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Lynette is known to her clients as a good strategist who often steers the potential dispute to a strong outcome. In over 20 years of practice in disputes resolution, Lynette has been involved in many high profile matters and successfully represented clients in the Singapore High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also acts as lead counsel in arbitrations administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in complex cross border disputes.
Lynette’s sector expertise includes infrastructure (data centres, telecommunication projects, subways, transportation hubs, road and tunnels), energy, oil & gas (power plants, LNG and regasification terminals), and integrated healthcare and commercial developments (hotels and integrated resorts, hospitals, office, retail, and mixed developments).
Lynette has been involved in front end building and infrastructure projects works in Singapore and Asia Pacific region in greenfield developments of data centres, power plants, luxury hotels and integrated resorts, manufacturing facilities and commercial developments. Her experience in complex disputes enables her to advice clients on dispute avoidance and crisis management effectively. She provides project advisory through the project cycle and risk management advice, including workplace safety, project insurance coverage and claims in builders and contractors risk policies.
Lynette is recommended individual for Construction in The Legal 500 and is active in Law Reform Sub-Committee for Building and Construction Law. She is also a Fellow in Singapore and Chartered Institutes of Arbitrators.