SECOMB Matthew

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr iur (summa cum laude) (Friborg), LL.M (Melbourne), LL.B (hons) (Deakin), B.Com (Melbourne), Avocat au Barreau de Paris (omis), Solicitor (England & Wales), Barrister and Solicitor (Victoria)

  • Partner, White & Case, International Arbitration Group
  • Chair, ICC Australia’s Arbitration Committee
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Office Tel: (65) 6347-1325 
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

International arbitration
Oil & gas law
International investment law
Comparative law

Subjects Taught

Energy Arbitration

Brief Biodata

Dr Matthew Secomb is a partner in White & Case's International Arbitration Group in Singapore. He focuses on energy-related and construction disputes. He has been involved in arbitrations under most of the major arbitral rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He also acts regularly as arbitrator (ICC, SIAC etc). Matthew spent ten years in White & Case's Paris office before moving to Singapore in 2015. Before joining White & Case, he was Counsel to the ICC Court of Arbitration (2001-2005).

Matthew is a member of the Paris bar (avocat), a solicitor in England & Wales and a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, Australia. He is fluent in English and French, and speaks conversational German.

Representative Publications

1. 'Multi-party, multi-contract rules and the arbitrators' role in finding consent' in Liber Amicorum in Honour of Dr Pierre A. Karrer (Wolters Kluwer, 2017), (Sherlin Tung, Patricia Shaughnessy eds)

2. 'Third Party Funding For Arbitration: An Opportunity for Singapore to Lead the Way in Regulation' (2016) Asian Dispute Review 182 (with Philip Tan and Thomas Wingfield)

3. 'The ICC Rules of Arbitration' in Concise Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer, 2015, 2nd ed) (Loukas Mistelis, ed.) (with Stephen R. Bond and Marily Paralika) (and 2010, 1st ed)

4. 'A Mountain Too High: The Challenge of Setting Aside an Arbitral Award on the Basis of Fraud in Different Jurisdictions' (2013) 1 SchiedsVZ 20 (with Markus Burianski et al.)

5. 'A Uniform, Three-step Approach to Interest Rates in International Arbitration' in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution, Liber Amicorum Eric Bergsten (Wolters Kluwer, 2011) (Stefan Kröll et al, eds)

6. 'Un tournant en matière arbitrage: la CCI dévoile son nouveau règlement' (2011) Option Droit & Affaires 10 (with Nathalie Makowski)

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