Tai-Heng Cheng

Partner & Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration and Trade Practice | Sidley Austin LLP (Singapore, Singapore)

Tai-Heng Cheng is global co-head of the firm’s international arbitration and trade practice and co-managing partner of Sidley’s office in Singapore. Clients turn to him to solve their most significant legal problems.

He has won and collected nine-figure awards for clients both in commercial and investment-treaty arbitrations.

With over 20 years of experience, he is also a trusted advisor to companies, boards, and governments on issues beyond business disputes. He uses the full range of subject matter specialists at Sidley to devise and execute strategies that efficiently achieve his clients’ goals. Often this has involved a multi-pronged approach before courts, tribunals, regulators, and directly with counter-parties, in multiple countries.

His clients span many industries, including energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing and financial services. While he is resident in the New York and Singapore offices, he also spends substantial time in Europe and Latin America representing clients.

Tai is ranked as one of the top 10 arbitration practitioners in North and South America under 45 by Who’s Who Legal, and has also been recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers USA for international arbitration, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Benchmark Litigation’s Rising Stars and Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List.