Paul Sandosham

Paul Sandosham FCIArb, FSIArb



Paul Sandosham is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and heads the Energy, Infrastructure and Resources (Disputes) practice for South East Asia.

Paul is on the roll of solicitors of England and Wales and is admitted to the Singapore Bar. He is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts' register of practitioners. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). Paul is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London (CEDR) and an incorporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB).

Paul acts as counsel in court and international arbitration proceedings (under ICC, SIAC, DIAC, ADCCAC, UNCITRAL Rules) for various parties in disputes arising out of large scale construction and infrastructure projects including commercial and residential developments, industrial buildings, resorts, hotels, toll roads, bridges, railways, pipelines, mines, FPSOs, offshore LNG terminals, mooring buoys, oil refineries, and power and chemical plants. He also drafts building contracts, tender documents, work specifications, performance guarantees and other construction related documents. Paul has advised on numerous projects internationally, including in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Lao PDR, Philippines, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, KSA, Mauritius, Maldives and Papua New Guinea.

Paul is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He sits as sole arbitrator and tribunal chairman in arbitrations relating to disputes on various types of projects.

He is a director of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd and is the current vice-chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore). He speaks regularly at conferences on arbitration related topics and is on the Faculty of CIArb where he teaches arbitration courses conducted by CIArb. Paul is a member of the Law Society’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and a member of the appointments sub-committee responsible for appointing arbitrators under the Law Society of Singapore Arbitration Scheme (LSAS).

Paul is recognised as a leading construction and dispute resolution lawyer and has been commended in numerous prominent legal publications including Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa,,Global Arbitration Review's 100, Who's Who Legal The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Euromoney’s Guide to theWorld’s Leading Construction Lawyers and Asian Legal Business.