Ms Choo Wan Ning, Emily
Emily Choo is a Practice Fellow at the Centre for International Law, where she focuses on the practice of international dispute settlement.
She is involved in various international investment and international commercial arbitration proceedings, as assistant to Mr. J. Christopher Thomas QC and as tribunal secretary. She has also assisted Mr. Thomas QC on other matters involving investment law and arbitration issues where he was appointed as an expert or as amicus curiae (such as in the Singapore Court of Appeal case, Sanum Investments v Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic  SGCA 57).
Emily is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and has assisted on a number of high-profile and landmark litigation matters as well as high-value and complex SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitration matters. She is a CIArb Associate and a member of the CIArb (Singapore) Sub-Committee on Witness Conferencing.
Emily is the lead organiser and part of the faculty of the Singapore International Arbitration Academy, a leading annual training programme on international arbitration for government and private-sector lawyers worldwide. She is also a teaching assistant for an international investment law course offered at the NUS Faculty of Law. In addition, she has spoken at a number of conferences and is a contributor to a number of forthcoming publications.
Emily completed her LL.B with a 2nd (Upper) Honours at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she was awarded the Dean’s List (2006/2007) and the C J Koh Scholarship. During her time at NUS, Emily was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Law Review. She was also selected to represent Singapore and NUS in the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot held in Hong Kong. Emily has co-coached the Singapore joint NUS-SMU team, which won the best oralist awards at the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot. After graduating from NUS, Emily trained at one of the largest international law firms after being selected for its international clerkship.
- International Investment Law
- International Investment Treaty Arbitration
- Dispute Resolution
- Conflict of Laws / Private International Law