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Nelson Goh


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Areas of Practice


International Arbitration

Pro Bono


University of Cambridge, LL.M, First Class Honours, 2015; Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Cambridge Trust Scholar St Edmund's Tutorial Prize

New York University, LL.M., International Legal Studies, 2009; Transitional Justice Scholar

National University of Singapore, LL.B. (Honours), Dean's List, 2009, 2008, 2007

Language Spoken

Mandarin Chinese


Advocate and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore)

Nelson Goh is an Associate in the London office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and commercial litigation matters. 

Representative matters include:

International Arbitration

Acting for an Indonesian investor and former director of a UK listed company in defence of a USD173 million SIAC arbitration claim in relation to coal concession companies in Indonesia.

Acting for a hotel owner in the MENA region in an SIAC arbitration against an international hotel group in relation to early termination of a management agreement.

Advising a US multinational energy corporation on potential treaty and contract claims (and the possibility of interim relief) against an Asian state and state-owned enterprise in relation to tax assessments.

Advising a major US construction company on potential treaty claims against a Middle Eastern state for denial of justice.

Litigation / Civil Fraud & Asset Tracing

Acting for an Asian government in Singapore High Court proceedings involving issues of money-laundering, breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy to defraud; successfully obtaining Norwich Pharmacal and gagging orders against banks and various remittance companies for asset tracing purposes.

Acting for a managing director of group of companies running and operating solar plants in multiple jurisdictions in a £560 million dispute with a NYSE-listed Chinese company.

Pro Bono

Preparing an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in a petition for certiorari in relation to the constitutionality of prolonged death row of 35 years.

Handling various pro bono civil and criminal matters involving guardianship over paternal grandchildren, drink-driving, theft, and assistance to illegal money-lending.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

Young SIAC

Young LCIA


An Assignee's Obligation to Arbitrate (2016) 28 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 262

A More Valid Presumption in the Implied Choice of Law Governing Arbitration Agreements (2015) 2 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 161

Non-Reliance Clauses and Contractual Estoppel: Anomalous or Commercially Sensible? (2015) 7 Journal of Business Law 511