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Dan Tan


Dan Tan leads the arbitration practice at JLC Advisors and is the principal of Dan Tan Law, a boutique law firm based in New York and San Francisco that has been repeatedly ranked amongst the top 100 of all arbitration practices in the world (Global Arbitration Review 100, 2012 to 2016). Benchmark Litigation recommends the firm for litigation in California, for International Arbitration nationally in the United States, and named it the Euromoney Inaugural “International Arbitration Firm of the Year (US West)”.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global (2012 to 2016) rank Dan as a leading arbitration lawyer. Chambers calls him “a star in the international arbitration world” and “an extraordinary legal talent and is extremely creative in the legal theories he uses.” He is “particularly praised for his astuteness” and “always two steps ahead of the other side”. “Clients and peers overwhelmingly attest to his expertise as ‘a very skilled advocate’ who ‘comes up with practical, commercial advice that clients find extremely useful.’” The publication also notes his “tremendous expertise in pursuing arbitrations in Asia” and describes him as a “very talented and knowledgeable individual who has an exclusive focus on arbitration.”

He has been ranked an “International Arbitration Star” nationally and a “Future Litigation Star” (New York) by Euromoney Benchmark Litigation (2010 to 2016 Edns). He was lauded as being “alert, informed and bold in arbitration proceedings” and for his “acumen and knowledge of local law” and “simply amazing ability to remember arcane, technical details from evidentiary findings, and quote them in detail.” The Global Arbitration Review calls him “a name to know” and commends his “impressive attention to detail and strategy” and “innovative ways of presenting complex ideas to a multilingual and multi-jurisdictional tribunal.” The GAR notes his “easy to work with approach” and remarks that “Clients love him.” Euromoney Institutional Investor ranks Dan as an Expert in Commercial Arbitration. Legal 500 Asia calls him an “outstanding lawyer.”

Dan’s practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He has acted in litigation matters in courts all over the world, and in arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, LCIA, AAA, Swiss Rules, BANI, SIAC) seated in major arbitration venues (New York, California, London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Indonesia, Brazil, and Singapore). These cases involve disputes stemming from joint venture and partnership agreements, distributor and supply agreements, IP agreements, license agreements, share purchase and option agreements, construction and oil & gas contracts.  He has sat as arbitrator (chair and sole) in several international arbitrations.

Areas of Practice


LL.M, Harvard Law School
B.C.L, Oxford University
LL.B, National University of Singapore


Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Solicitor, Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York, California, District of Columbia

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