IPBA 2021

Paul Aston

Full Time consultant

HFW

Singapore

Paul is a full time consultant in HFW’s Singapore office.

He has substantial experience in acting for parties in international arbitration and mediation across Asia – including in many challenging jurisdictions – with a focus on the maritime, offshore and energy sectors.

With a particular passion for ADR, he is a qualified mediator and arbitrator (FCIArb), an associate mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and has Higher Rights of Audience.  He is a panel member of SCMA and CMAC and has sat as an arbitrator appointed by SIAC.  Paul is recognised for his dispute resolution expertise. Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide 2018 praises his ‘commitment and ability to understand and deal with complex technical issues and work with experts’ in International Arbitration, while Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2019 ranks him as an expert based abroad for the PRC and says he “is well placed to advise on shipping and offshore matters in China.