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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 International Law Journal (formerly 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; Overall Dean's List for LL.B. cohort; Academic Year Dean’s List 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