Anthony Cheah Nicholls
Anthony is a dual-qualified international dispute resolution lawyer who is regularly engaged as counsel, arbitrator or mediator for commercial disputes.
Over the last eleven years, Anthony has worked on international commercial and investment arbitrations including in the energy, oil and gas, finance, investment and shipping sectors. These arbitrations applied numerous governing laws, were seated in different jurisdictions and were conducted under the rules of the most popular arbitral institutions (including the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, DIAC, LMAA and ICSID).
Anthony is admitted to the SIAC’s Reserve Panel of Arbitrators and wrote the arbitral rules of the Beihai-Asia International Arbitration Centre. He is also an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute and sits on committees of the Singapore Law Society and International Law Association (Singapore branch). For several years, he participated in legal proceedings pro bono before the ECCC, against the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
In addition to his legal practice, Anthony is a Law Lecturer at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh. He has delivered academic seminars at the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions (Cambodia), the Law Faculty of the University of Indonesia, the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Indonesia), Doshisha University (Japan), Essec Business School (France) and a Young ICCA-YKVN-VIAC event (Vietnam). His academic publications cover a wide range of dispute resolution topics and have been awarded prizes by the Singapore Law Society and YSIAC.
Anthony graduated from the London School of Economics (Bachelor of Laws with French Law, Honours) and Université de Strasbourg III Robert Schuman (Diplôme d'Etudes Juridiques Françaises, Mention). He is fluent in English and French, and admitted to the bars of New York and Singapore.