Angela Yap is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution team, based in Singapore.


Dual-qualified in the UK and Malaysia, as well as fluent in English, Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin, Angela has extensive experience with the processes and procedures of key international dispute resolution bodies, having served as counsel for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for four years. In this role, Angela administered more than 200 international commercial arbitrations held under SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules on joint venture, shareholder dispute, construction and technology matters involving private multinational corporations and state-owned entities. She also assisted with drafting new practice notes for SIAC-administered matters.

Prior to this, Angela practiced privately with a Malaysian law firm, advising clients on international and domestic arbitrations (held under UNCITRAL Rules, Thai Arbitration Institute Rules and the Malaysian Arbitration Act), commercial contractual disputes, professional indemnity insurance litigation, corporate windings-up, land disputes and defamation proceedings. Angela’s clients included resources operators, insurers, telecommunications providers and media outlets, as well as publicly listed and government enterprises.

Angela has regularly presented at seminars on the arbitration process and trends in international arbitration, providing insight from the perspective of these key arbitral bodies.

She is a member of the Malaysian Bar, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ASEAN Law Association. She is also presently a co-chair of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Singapore Branch.

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  • Acting for a major biodiesel-refining company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL Rules arbitration seated in Malaysia regarding a dispute arising from an EPCC contract worth more than RM120 million. This included dealing with various ancillary court actions arising from the dispute, including resisting and filing of winding-up petitions and injunction applications.
  • Acting in an international arbitration under Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Rules for the world’s first Sharia compliant reinsurance operator in relation to a dispute involving claims arising from environmental disasters in Thailand.
  • Acting for insurers in various litigation and arbitration actions on coverage claims made under the Malaysia Bar Insurance scheme, including successfully setting aside an arbitral award under the Malaysian Arbitration Act.
  • Acting for the local Malaysian subsidiary of an Australian listed company in successfully resisting a winding-up petition, applications for injunction and various other actions before the Malaysian courts.
  • Acting as counsel for a telecommunications company in relation to a contractual dispute arising from an International Voice Services Agreement.
  • Representing several publicly listed companies and government enterprises in Malaysia in various land disputes.
  • Acting for a Malaysian national media outlet in defending a defamation suit filed by high-profile state politicians.
  • Acting for a Malaysian national newspaper in defending a defamation suit filed by a private individual.


  • Cardiff University, Bar Vocational Course, 2010
  • Oxford Brookes University, LL.B., 2009


  • Malaysia, 2011
  • England and Wales, 2010


  • English
  • Malay
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
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