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Donny Low is a senior lawyer in King & Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes Group. He specializes in international arbitration and acts as counsel in international arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation under various institutional rules, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.  He has over 10 years’ experience and has practiced in Singapore, Australia and New York. 

Donny has a broad range of experience relating to various industries including oil & gas, energy, infrastructure, construction, finance, investments, and technology.  In addition to his arbitration experience, he has experience in conducting internal investigations in relation to US and Australian anti-corruption, anti-bribery and antitrust laws, as well as in giving trade and sanctions advice.

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Credentials

LL.M., Harvard Law School

B.A., Economics, University of New South Wales

LL.B., University of New South Wales

High Court of Australia

New York

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Law Clerk, Antony P. Whitlam, Federal Court of Australia

Matters

Representing the claimant in a USD40 million SIAC arbitration with its joint venture partner, a Southeast Asian government-owned and controlled entity, in relation to an investment in the finance industry.

Representing a major oil and gas operator in an ICC arbitration with a quantum in dispute of more than USD 3 billion.

Representing a main contractor in a USD 1 billion dispute against the Owner/Principal under a mining construction contract governed by arbitration administered by the SIAC under UNCITRAL Rules.

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Representing the claimant in a USD40 million SIAC arbitration with its joint venture partner, a Southeast Asian government-owned and controlled entity, in relation to an investment in the finance industry.

Representing a major oil and gas operator in an ICC arbitration with a quantum in dispute of more than USD 3 billion.

Representing a main contractor in a USD 1 billion dispute against the Owner/Principal under a mining construction contract governed by arbitration administered by the SIAC under UNCITRAL Rules.

Representing the respondent, an oil & gas developer, in a joint venture dispute under UNCITRAL Rules in Singapore.

Representing a main contractor in relation to a termination for convenience dispute with a subcontractor governed by SIAC arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.

Representing the respondent in a USD50 million claim relating to the breach of seller’s warranties in a share sale and purchase agreement.

Representing an oil and gas developer in a joint venture dispute relating to a project in Papua New Guinea.  The dispute concerned pre-emption rights in relation to a transfer of interest for more than USD400 million.  The dispute was governed by ICC arbitration in London and involved injunction applications before the PNG National Court.

Representing a multinational telecommunications company in a commercial litigation dispute worth more than USD200 million.  The dispute involved non-binding expert adjudication before court litigation.  Mr. Low’s client was wholly successful at trial.

Advising an insurer in a construction dispute relating to a residential/commercial development involving multiple defendants.

Representing Spliethoff in a maritime claim by Fugro Norway in the Federal Court of Australia relating to damage to seismic survey cables in a collision off the north west coast of Australia.

Serving as secretary to an UNCITRAL tribunal seated in Kuala Lumpur relating to a MYR94 million dispute arising out of the construction and operation of a gas-fuel power plant in Malaysia.

Advising a Chinese client on the enforcement of a USD150 million arbitral award in Australia.

Member of the Australian Government delegation to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group meeting in New York,  February 2011 and an Australian correspondent for the Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT).

Matters

Representing the claimant in a USD40 million SIAC arbitration with its joint venture partner, a Southeast Asian government-owned and controlled entity, in relation to an investment in the finance industry.

Representing a major oil and gas operator in an ICC arbitration with a quantum in dispute of more than USD 3 billion.

Representing a main contractor in a USD 1 billion dispute against the Owner/Principal under a mining construction contract governed by arbitration administered by the SIAC under UNCITRAL Rules.

See more
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Matters

Representing the claimant in a USD40 million SIAC arbitration with its joint venture partner, a Southeast Asian government-owned and controlled entity, in relation to an investment in the finance industry.

Representing a major oil and gas operator in an ICC arbitration with a quantum in dispute of more than USD 3 billion.

Representing a main contractor in a USD 1 billion dispute against the Owner/Principal under a mining construction contract governed by arbitration administered by the SIAC under UNCITRAL Rules.

Representing the respondent, an oil & gas developer, in a joint venture dispute under UNCITRAL Rules in Singapore.

Representing a main contractor in relation to a termination for convenience dispute with a subcontractor governed by SIAC arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.

Representing the respondent in a USD50 million claim relating to the breach of seller’s warranties in a share sale and purchase agreement.

Representing an oil and gas developer in a joint venture dispute relating to a project in Papua New Guinea.  The dispute concerned pre-emption rights in relation to a transfer of interest for more than USD400 million.  The dispute was governed by ICC arbitration in London and involved injunction applications before the PNG National Court.

Representing a multinational telecommunications company in a commercial litigation dispute worth more than USD200 million.  The dispute involved non-binding expert adjudication before court litigation.  Mr. Low’s client was wholly successful at trial.

Advising an insurer in a construction dispute relating to a residential/commercial development involving multiple defendants.

Representing Spliethoff in a maritime claim by Fugro Norway in the Federal Court of Australia relating to damage to seismic survey cables in a collision off the north west coast of Australia.

Serving as secretary to an UNCITRAL tribunal seated in Kuala Lumpur relating to a MYR94 million dispute arising out of the construction and operation of a gas-fuel power plant in Malaysia.

Advising a Chinese client on the enforcement of a USD150 million arbitral award in Australia.

Member of the Australian Government delegation to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group meeting in New York,  February 2011 and an Australian correspondent for the Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT).

Credentials

LL.M., Harvard Law School

B.A., Economics, University of New South Wales

LL.B., University of New South Wales

High Court of Australia

New York

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Law Clerk, Antony P. Whitlam, Federal Court of Australia