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Areas of practice

International Arbitration; Construction; Energy

Personal Information

Bar Admission: Switzerland 2006; Singapore (Foreign Lawyer) 2014
Office: Singapore / Zurich
Languages: English, German, French


Dr. Christopher Boog, FCIArb
Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd
6 Battery Road, #37-02
Singapore 049909

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Dr. Christopher Boog, FCIArb

managing director / partner

Christopher Boog is a partner in the firm's Singapore and Zurich offices, and a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He is also the Managing Director of Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Christopher has extensive experience handling complex international arbitrations seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions worldwide. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations, involving a wide array of matters and under many different laws. His main areas of specialization include construction and engineering, energy (including oil & gas), infrastructure projects, commodities, as well as the pharmaceutical, automotive and mining industries.

Christopher is recognized for his arbitration and construction work in leading directories. He is ranked as one of the top 4 «Most Highly Regarded Individuals» in the world in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration ranking. He is quoted in Who's Who Legal as being «just brilliant», «one of the best advocates I have ever seen» and «definitely a leader in the field» (2017) and is «‘acclaimed’ for his international arbitration work» and noted for his «astute legal mind» (2015). Chambers Global (2016) remarks that «he has an impressive range of experience and his written advocacy is very strong.» He was also shortlisted in the ‘Global Rising Star of the Year’ category for Euromoney's Global Arbitration Awards 2014.

Christopher regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration and teaches international arbitration at EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, a Vice Chair of the IPBA International Construction Projects Committee, a member of the SIAC User's Council, the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, the drafting committee for the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules and an Honorary Overseas Member of combar.

Christopher graduated with honors from the Law Schools of the universities of Fribourg and Amsterdam, The Netherlands and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich (summa cum laude; Professor Walther Hug Prize). He was also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation.

Selected deals and cases

  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a power plant
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration regarding the development and supply of automotive components
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration regarding the delivery of heat recovery steam generators
  • Counsel in a WIPO arbitration regarding a licensing agreement in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Counsel in a Swiss Rules arbitration regarding the purchase of steel billets


  • Recommended in Chambers; Who's Who Legal; Legal 500; Expert Guides
  • Shortlisted in the 'Global Rising Star of the Year' category for Euromoney's Global Arbitration Awards 2014

Selected Publications

  • Commentary on Article 183 PILA
  • Commentary on Article 29 ICC Rules
  • Commentary on Article Appendix V to the ICC Rules
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Speaking Engagements

  • Christopher Boog: QMUL/SMU/SIAC Arbitration Colloquium, Singapore
  • Christopher Boog: 3rd Annual GAR Live Frankfurt
  • Christopher Boog: IPBA, Kuala Lumpur
  • Christopher Boog: KLRCIA Evening Talk, Kuala Lumpur/li>

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