Asiyah is Director in the firm’s International Arbitration practice group and heads the firm’s recruitment efforts.
Asiyah regularly represents clients in complex, sensitive and high-value commercial arbitration and litigation matters. Her practice covers a diverse range of matters, including construction and infrastructure, shareholder disputes, defamation actions, and sovereign disputes. Her clients include individuals and local and international companies from a wide range of industry sectors.
She has broad experience in conducting arbitrations under the auspices of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as well as ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL or other rules. She also frequently acts for clients in related court proceedings to set aside or enforce arbitral awards.
Asiyah graduated from Singapore Management University with an LLB (Hons). During her time in university, she participated in numerous moot competitions, winning the Howard Hunter Moot, and representing the university in the 19th Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna, where she received an Honourable Mention as Best Oralist, and the team received awards for their memorials.
Asiyah has been described as “an outstanding quarterback” and commended for her “cool disposition, attention to detail and client handling skills”. Asiyah was recently shortlisted as a Finalist in the Rising Star (Arbitration) category in the South-East Asian Women in Business Law Awards 2022.
Outside of practice, Asiyah is involved in various initiatives to serve the community. Asiyah serves on the Women in Practice Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and was on the Board of Directors of the Association of Women for Action and Research from 2020 – 2022.
Asiyah is fluent in English and Malay.
Asiyah previously served on the Project Law Help Committee, the Content Management Committee, and the International Relations Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.