Derric Yeoh has significant experience acting as counsel and tribunal secretary in high-profile sports, commercial, and investor-state arbitrations. He has advised and represented multinational companies, state-owned entities, and governments in disputes ranging from banking, sports, commodities, energy, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals.
Derric began his legal career training as a pupil under Dr. Michael Hwang S.C., a leading international arbitrator and the former chief justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. Derric is familiar with common law and civil law principles, having practiced at a leading Swiss law firm in Singapore, Zurich, and Geneva prior to joining Jones Day.
Derric also has litigation experience and served as instructed counsel in Bok v. Bol & Bom  SGHC 316, which is now the leading case on the doctrine of unconscionability in Singapore.
Derric has published articles on international arbitration that have appeared in the Journal of International Arbitration, the Singapore Arbitration Journal, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, which are widely cited by other authors. He has also spoken at international conferences on international arbitration together with such prominent speakers as Lord Briggs of the UK Supreme Court. Derric is the assistant editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal and is among the pioneer batch of graduates of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) accredited tribunal secretaries program. He is active in several young arbitration groups and is an elected council member of the Law Society of Singapore dedicated to promoting and defending the rights and welfare of the junior bar.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
December 15, 2018
Marty Ltd v Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd: A Commentary on Its Significance for Arbitration in Singapore
March 29, 2018
Is Online Dispute Resolution The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution?
February 8, 2016
Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: A Slippery Slope or Levelling the Playing Field?
33 Journal of International Arbitration, Issue 1, pp. 115–122
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
September 29, 2018
CARDS Arbitration Weekend 2018
June 27, 2018
Online Dispute Resolution — Justice Re-Imagined Conference
- University of Manchester (LL.B. with first class honours 2014)
- Supreme Court of Singapore