Nelson Goh is an associate in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on international arbitration, investor-state disputes, public international law and complex multijurisdictional litigation. Mr. Goh focuses on the energy sector and has experience in oil and gas, mining, coal and solar energy disputes.

Mr. Goh has represented a range of clients, including oil majors, funds, multinational corporations and states. In addition to energy disputes, he has experience in other sectors such as banking and finance, private equity, technology and telecommunications.

Mr. Goh has experience in arbitration disputes under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC and ICSID, as well as complex litigation in England & Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, and other jurisdictions in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mr. Goh is actively involved in thought leadership in his field. He has published on arbitration and international law in leading journals including the ICSID Review, Journal of International Dispute Resolution, Journal of International Arbitration, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and Civil Justice Quarterly.

Mr. Goh is currently the managing editor of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (Brill). He is also a Global Associate at the Centre for International Law and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Banking and Finance Law (both Centres part of the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore). Mr. Goh has also been on the teaching faculty of Queen Mary University of London and Singapore Management University.

Mr. Goh graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and New York University (NYU) in 2009 in the inaugural year of their concurrent LL.B./LL.M. program. At NUS, he was placed on the overall Dean’s List and won book prizes. At NYU, he specialized in Public International Law and was a Transitional Justice Scholar. Mr. Goh holds a second LL.M. which he read at the University of Cambridge (First Class Honours) under a Cambridge Trust Scholarship. Mr. Goh obtained a First in all courses and was awarded the St. Edmund’s College Tutorial Prize. He was also an editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal (previously the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law).

Mr. Goh is admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). Prior to embarking on a legal career, Mr. Goh served as a naval officer and was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ by the President of the Republic of Singapore as valedictorian of his officer course.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales