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Johnny Tan Cheng Hye

ID 053
42 Mount Vernon Road,
#11-33, Bartley Ridge,
Singapore 368061
+6596662840

Johnny practises now as an independent arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He is a Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), having served two terms as President from 2007 to 2011. Johnny is a member of the panel of arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC formerly KLRCA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Russian Arbitration Centre, Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PAIC), Indian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IIAM) and Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). He is also a member of the Advisory Council to the National Commercial Arbitration Centre, Cambodia.

He is also a SIMI Accredited Mediator and a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Centre), International Accredited Professional Mediator of the Mainland – HK Joint Mediation Centre, Japan International Mediation Centre, Kyoto, International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute of HK and China, and Singapore Construction Mediation Centre.

An accredited adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), Johnny also sits on the Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee (CAAC). He is also a member of the Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol Advisory Panel. Johnny has held various positions in the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and served as its Vice-President from 1998 to 2000. He has been extensively involved in the drafting of the SIA Standard Conditions of Contract (5th to 9th Edition), including making it SOPA compliant. Johnny has been appointed as arbitrator in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration cases in Singapore, Brunei and Dubai. He has also been appointed as adjudicator as well as review adjudicator in several adjudication applications.

In addition to an active practice in architecture and ADR, Johnny also sits on the Board of Governors of Singapore Polytechnic and chairs the School of Architecture and the Built Environment Advisory Committee and the Admin and Development Committee. He is Chairman of the SP International Board. Besides being a frequent speaker on construction and dispute resolution at both local and international conferences and seminars, Johnny conducts specialised training in these areas for government agencies, professional associations and the private sector both in Singapore and overseas.

Education
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Western Australia (1979)
  • Registered Member of Board of Architects, Singapore (1987)
  • Course on Arbitration Law & Practice, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (1992)
  • Mediation Course, Singapore Institute of Architects (1997)
  • Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration, NUS (2005)
  • Mediation Accreditation Workshop for Industry Professionals, SMC (2010)
Current Position
  • Independent arbitrator
Professional Experiences
  • Panel of Arbitrators Institute of Architects (SIA), since 1993
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), since 2003
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), since 2002
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), since 2006
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), since 2006
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration), since 2006
  • Arbitration Association of Brunei Darussalam (AABD) since 2008
  • South China International Economic and Trade/Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration  (SCIA) since 2012
  • London Court of International Arbitration since 2013
  • Indian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IIAM) since 2013
  • Russian Arbitration Centre (formerly known as Moscow Institute of Arbitrators) since 2017
  • Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC) since 2017
  • Panel of Mediators Singapore Institute of Architects, since 1997
  • Consumers Association of Singapore, since 2006
  • Principal Mediator, S’pore Mediation Centre 2011
  • Singapore State Court, Small Claims Tribunal, since 2011
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation  Centre, 2012
  • International Accredited Professional Mediator, Mainland – HK Joint Mediation Centre, 2017
  • Japan International Mediation Centre, Kyoto, 2017
  • Singapore Construction Mediation Centre, 2018
  • International Accredited Professional Mediator of International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDDRMI),  HK & China since 2018
  • Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee (CAAC) Singapore Mediation Centre, since 2004
  • Accredited Adjudicator Singapore Mediation Centre (under the Building Construction Industry Security of Payment Act)  Council of Advisors, World Bank Project Team/International Finance Corp., (World Bank Group) on Supporting the Development  of Commercial  Arbitration in Cambodia, since 2011
  • Member of Advisory Council, National Commercial Arbitration Centre of Cambodia since 2015
Arbitration Experiences

Johnny has more than 30 years of work experience as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He has been appointed as arbitrator in over 100 cases in both international and domestic institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, he has also been appointed as adjudicator as well as review adjudicator in several adjudication applications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act scheme for construction disputes in Singapore. He has also acted as mediator in over 60 cases where his success rate in achieving a mediated settlement is around 90%.

Language
  • English