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DLA Piper has hired Shearman & Sterling counsel Yu Jin Tay in Singapore as a partner and global co-chair of its international arbitration practice.
Tay will share the global co-chair responsibility with London-based Matthew Saunders and New York-based Claudia Salomon. He will oversee DLA Piper’s international arbitration practice in Asia Pacific, which is part of the Asia Pacific litigation and regulatory group headed by Sydney-based partner Russell Adams.
Tay joins the firm from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel responsible for leading the international arbitration practice in Asia. He has arbitration experience in Paris, London and Washington DC with a particular focus on disputes arising from M&A, joint venture, oil and gas, construction and general commercial transactions. He has also represented investors and governments in investment treaty arbitrations.
Tay previously trained as a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers in London, and also served with the Singapore Ministry of Defence as a military prosecutor and legal counsel.
“Yu Jin represents a key strategic hire for our international arbitration practice. Singapore is crucial to the continuing growth of our arbitration practice. In fact, nowhere currently has a greater call on our international arbitration investment than Singapore,” said Adams in a statement.
Tay’s predecessor Justyn Jagger, former co-chair of DLA Piper’s global arbitration group, left to join Singaporean firm Stamford Law last August (1 August 2012).