Dawn Tan

Dawn Tan

Director, Ashurst ADTLaw based in Singapore

Dawn Tan

Dawn Tan is a director at Ashurst ADTLaw*

Dawn Tan is the founding director at Ashurst ADTLaw. She is an experienced commercial lawyer with particular experience and expertise in the resolution of complex and high-profile commercial disputes, including complex banking, finance, shareholder, construction, property, insurance, employment and energy-related disputes encompassing international arbitration and litigation.

Dawn conducts and has acted as lead counsel in international arbitrations under prominent institutional rules. She is an experienced litigator who has appeared at all levels of the Singapore courts, including as lead counsel. She also has a significant advisory practice, having represented and advised multinational corporations, numerous market-leading public and private companies, Singapore government-linked entities, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Dawn was previously a partner in one of Singapore's leading law firms, a Justices' Law Clerk, an Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court Registry and held teaching appointments at the NUS Law School and the then Department of Law (now the School of Law) of the Singapore Management University. She was also with the Ministry of Trade and Industry on a programme to train Legal Service Officers for Administrative Service postings.

Dawn is triple qualified in Singapore, England & Wales and New York State. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. In addition to her practice, Dawn is Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. She is also an Executive Council Member and Treasurer of the Life Community Services Society, a faith-based registered charity providing support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is the Co-Vice Chair of the Law Society of Singapore Civil Practice Committee. She was appointed as a Member of the Civil Legal Aid and Criminal Defence Aid Means Test Panel (Ministry of Law) in December 2022.

*Ashurst ADTLaw is a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore between Ashurst LLP and ADTLaw LLC.