Allen’s practice focuses on energy, engineering and infrastructure projects in South-east Asia. He is among the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be recognised as Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

He 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. He also 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 ranked Highly Regarded for project development and energy by IFLR 1000. Benchmark Litigation has ranked him in the areas of construction, international arbitration, commercial and transactions. He is also recognised as a leading lawyer in international arbitration by Best Lawyers

Allen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as arbitrator on disputes administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the ICC Court of Arbitration. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Chinese Arbitration Association, the Law Society Arbitration Scheme and the Reserve List of the SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators. He is also on the Panel of Neutrals of the Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme.

Allen is concurrently a Partner with Rahmat Lim & Partners, Allen & Gledhill’s associate Malaysian law firm, and previously worked in an international law firm. To read more about his practice in Malaysia, 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 fund manager in SIAC arbitration proceedings arising from investments in Indian real estate and property developments.