ZacharySharpe (Zac)


Singapore + 65.6233.5506

Zac Sharpe has extensive experience in complex, international commercial disputes. His practice covers corporate, technology, joint ventures, energy, resources, engineering and construction, licensing, and technology disputes.

Zac spearheads the global disputes team in Singapore, which is described in The Legal 500 as an "exceptional team" combining "litigation strategists and trial practitioners whose file preparation and trial presentation are unparalleled." Zac receives similar praise from clients in Who's Who, where he is described as an "impressive practitioner," "extremely bright," and a "rising star in Asia."

Zac has acted as counsel in multibillion dollar disputes and in arbitration proceedings at major arbitration centers around the globe. He has represented clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America in a variety of arbitral tribunals, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), and in ad hoc proceedings.

Zac's practice also includes advising clients on cross-border litigation, enforcement proceedings, and internal investigations in Southeast Asia and the surrounding region.


  • Hyatt Hotels completes US$200 million financing and refinancing of Indian joint venture entityJones Day represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its wholly-owned Mauritius subsidiary in connection with the following bespoke financing arrangements aggregating in principal amount to approximately US$200 million: (a) an INR term loan facility granted to an Indian joint venture entity 50% of which is owned by Hyatt's Mauritius subsidiary; (b) a standby letter of credit facility granted to Hyatt Hotels Corporation; (c) an additional INR term loan facility granted to the Indian joint venture entity; and (d) the issuance by the Indian joint venture entity of certain INR denominated, redeemable, unsecured, unrated, and unlisted non-convertible debentures.
  • U.S. technology company obtains two judgments in excess of US$1.5 million against co-conspirators to fraudulent schemeJones Day advised a U.S. technology company, with the assistance of local counsel in several jurisdictions, in relation to a cross-border litigation regarding a fraudulent scheme involving a former employee and a subcontractor.
  • Major U.S. contractor and technology licensor resolves dispute against Indian licenseeJones Day represented a major U.S. contractor and technology licensor against an Indian licensee in a SIAC-seated arbitration arising out of a long-term technology collaboration agreement.
  • ATN International sells majority stake in Vibrant Energy Holdings Pte Ltd to Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte LimitedJones Day represented ATN International, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its renewable energy subsidiary Vibrant Energy Holdings Pte Ltd to Macquarie owned renewable energy development platform Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte Limited.
  • Major U.S. technology company disputes consulting and technology agreements in Mainland ChinaJones Day is representing a major U.S. technology company in a Shanghai-seated arbitration arising out of a series of consulting and technology agreements in Mainland China.
  • Australian engineering and construction company defends dispute relating to mining project in VietnamJones Day represented an Australian engineering and construction company against a subsidiary of a major Vietnamese company in a SIAC-seated arbitration concerning design and procurement services for a large mining project.
  • Australian engineering and construction company resolves ongoing dispute relating to a major construction projectJones Day advised an Australian subsidiary of a major U.S. engineering and construction company in multiple proceedings challenging an arbitral award and assisted the company in achieving a settlement.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • HHI resolves claims relating to gas pipeline dispute in QatarJones Day lead the defense team on behalf of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. ("HHI") in an ICC arbitration brought by Barzan Gas Company for damages in excess of US$8 billion arising from the construction of a subsea sour gas pipeline in the Barzan field in Qatar.
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) procures Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership projectJones Day represented the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) (MCIT), as international counsel, in connection with its procurement of a Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project.
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge completes partnership with Piramal Enterprises Limited to invest in residential development in IndiaJones Day represented Ivanhoe Cambridge Group in connection with its strategic partnership with Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL) to provide long term equity capital to blue chip residential developers across the five major metro cities in India.
  • Engineering and construction company disputes services agreement involving mining project in VietnamJones Day is representing an engineering and construction company in a dispute arising from the supply of engineering and procurement services to a mining project in Vietnam.
  • Additional Speaking Engagements

    • October 15, 2020
      Evolving Landscapes: Updates to International Arbitration
    • July 2020
      Construction Projects and Disputes: Looking Past the Lockdown - 2020 and Beyond
    • March 20, 2018
      Masterclass on the use of experts in International Arbitration - Cross examination experts
    • October 6, 2017
      NUS Law School Talk
    • September 9, 2017
      ICC India Arbitration Conference
    • June 7, 2017
      3rd Annual GAR Live Singapore
    • November 8 - 11, 2016
      Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2016
    • March 7, 2016
      LCIA Arbitration Seminar - Shipbuilding Disputes
    • September 2, 2015
      Society of Construction Law "Focus on Asia" Construction Law Conference - Risk Allocation Trends and Approaches
    • May 25-27, 2015
      ICC Asia Regional Conference on International Arbitration - The Role of In-house Counsel in Arbitration Proceedings
    • October 17, 2014
      1st Annual Japan International Arbitration Summit - Managing an Effective Arbitration
    • July 23, 2014
      ALB International Arbitration Conference - Practical Guide to Dispute Settlement under Investment Treaties
    • May 21, 2014
      International Chamber of Commerce, YAF Conference - The Changing Landscape of International Arbitration in Asia
    • February 25, 2014
      2nd Annual Dubai International Arbitration Summit - Choosing External Arbitrators and the Effective Resolution of Disputes
    • November 7, 2013
      2nd Annual Korea International Arbitration Summit - Dispute Management and Workflow: The In-House Counsel Perspective