Swee Im Tan

Year of call:
1987
Email:
SweeIm.Tan@39essex.com

Clerks:
+44 (0)20 7832 1111

Swee Im Tan is a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation and an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator on the panel of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), a member of the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators, a member of the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators, and several other panels. She is a qualified adjudicator, a Malaysia Construction Industry Development Board Accredited Mediator, and holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. She is appointed a member of the Advisory Council for the AIAC.

She takes appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute board member and mediator. Her appointments are institutional as well as party agreed.

She previously had an active practice in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya with extensive arbitration experience. She founded a boutique legal firm in Malaysia and had been in-house counsel for a public listed company.  She gained hands-on project experience as a key member of the drafting team on the first independent power plants in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing projects and many other major projects in Malaysia as well as internationally.

Her experience in the construction industry ranges from the early procurement strategy stage, contract drafting, advisory during the project life, through to dispute resolution. She is known for her logical and practical approach to matters, with a great ability to keep the big picture in mind without losing focus on the detail. Solution orientated without getting lost in the law, she is a sought after resource by industry stakeholders.

She has had a role in much of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline and many of Malaysia’s major infrastructure projects including airports, bridges, highways, heavy rail and light rail. Internationally she has been involved in projects in South East Asia, Indo-China, Middle East, Australia, as well as trans-national pipelines. Power plants, co-generation facilities, crude oil terminals are included in her energy experience.

A regular speaker at conferences, seminars, webinars as well as practical workshops in contract administration, she is a great communicator and a lively speaker who is passionate about the education of construction professionals in dispute avoidance. Swee has contributed many articles, case commentaries and led a team to develop standard forms and procedures guide for statutory adjudication. She has always been an active contributor to industry associations.

Construction


Swee’s experience in the construction industry ranges from the early procurement strategy stage, contract drafting, advisory during the project life, through to dispute resolution. She is known for her logical and practical approach to matters, with a great ability to keep the big picture in mind without losing focus on the detail. Solution orientated without getting lost in the law, she is a sought after resource by industry stakeholders.

In construction, Swee has had a role in much of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline and in infrastructure she has been involved in many of the major infrastructure projects including airports, bridges, highways, heavy rail and light rail. Internationally she has been involved in projects in South East Asia, Indo-China, Middle East, Australia, as well as trans-national pipelines. Power plants, co-generation facilities, crude oil terminals are included in her energy experience.

Arbitration and Adjudication


Swee regularly sits as arbitrator and adjudicator, in addition to her many years as counsel in arbitrations and adjudications. Her appointments are institutional as well as party agreed.

Swee Im's Practice Areas


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