Anthony Cheah Nicholls


Anthony is a Counsel at Havelock Law. He is a dual-qualified dispute resolution lawyer who is regularly engaged as counsel, arbitrator or mediator for international commercial disputes.
Over the last twelve years, Anthony has worked on international commercial and investment arbitrations including in the energy, oil and gas, construction, M&A, crypto and shipping sectors. These arbitrations applied numerous governing laws, were seated in different jurisdictions and were conducted under the rules of the most popular arbitral institutions (including the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, DIAC, LMAA and ICSID). Anthony has also been appointed as a Singapore arbitration law expert and testified before national courts on the enforceability of an SIAC award.

Anthony is admitted to the SIAC’s Reserve Panel of Arbitrators and wrote the arbitral rules of the Beihai-Asia International Arbitration Centre. He is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute and sits on committees of the International Law Association (Singapore branch) and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Practitioners Network. For several years, he participated in legal proceedings pro bono before the ECCC, against the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge.

In addition to his legal practice, Anthony is a Law Lecturer at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh. His academic publications cover a wide range of dispute resolution topics and have been awarded prizes by the Singapore Law Society and YSIAC.

Anthony graduated from the London School of Economics (Bachelor of Laws with French Law, Honours) and Université de Strasbourg III Robert Schuman (Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises, Mention). He is fluent in English and French, and admitted to the bars of New York and Singapore.