Allen’s practice focuses on energy, engineering and infrastructure projects in South-East Asia.

Allen advises on tenders and project documentation for engineering and energy projects including the development, construction, operation and maintenance of power plants and bids for power plant generation licences. In addition, he advises on contract administration and management issues in infrastructure projects.

In dispute resolution, Allen has represented a diverse range of clients including developers, contractors, consultants and investors in international arbitrations over energy, engineering, infrastructure, commercial and investment disputes. He has also acted in arbitration-related litigation, and other complex disputes before the courts in Singapore and Malaysia.

Allen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is ranked as a leading lawyer for disputes, energy and infrastructure in IFLR1000. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in international arbitration by Best Lawyers. He sits as an arbitrator and is on the panel of arbitrators for the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Chinese Arbitration Association and the Reserve List of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators.

Allen is also a Partner with Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore and previously worked in an international law firm. To read more about his practice in Singapore, please click here.

Work Highlights

  • Representing an international property developer in an SIAC arbitration arising from a dispute over a major mixed commercial, residential and retail complex in Vietnam with claims in excess of US$125 million.
  • Advising independent power producers on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of coal fired power plants in South-east Asia and their rights and liabilities under power purchase agreements signed with national power authorities.
  • Representing a global manufacturer of differentiated chemicals in an AIAC arbitration against a multinational engineering and consulting firm over disputes arising from an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract.