Glenn G. Cheng
Advocate and Solicitor; Arbitrator

Glenn G. Cheng is a partner in Kennedys’ Singapore office and specializes in international civil and marine engineering and construction. He is dual qualified in England and Wales, and Singapore.


Mr Cheng has 25 years of expertise advising, and representing clients and appearing in cases relating to onshore and offshore projects in civil/marine engineering, ship/platform/rig new buildings and RLEC works, foreshore fortification, built-environment public works and private developments, as well as in construction works on infrastructure and oil and gas projects. 


In projects, Mr Cheng has acted (by instructing and collaborating with local counsel where applicable) on PPP projects in Singapore including the Tuaspring (Tuas II) SWRO Desalination Plant, the Kranji Wastewater Reclamation and NEWater Plants, and the Singapore Sports Hub. He is presently appointed to advise the EPC dredging, foreshore fortification, caisson quay and wharf constructions on a SEA national project which (when completed) is proposed to be the world’s largest “mega-port” facility.


In disputes, Glenn appears as Counsel or instructs as a Solicitor, as needs require. He also sits as Arbitrator and Emergency Arbitrator in both international and domestic proceedings. During the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown” periods internationally, Glenn has advised numerous key clients and projects across Australia, Indonesia, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE. 


A Fellow of both the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb), Glenn sits on the panel of Arbitrators and the panel of Emergency Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC); as well as on the panels of Arbitrators of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). He is also included on the regional databases of potential arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).


  • Over the years I have really come to treasure those lawyers who listen to what clients want. He’s a technical expert in his field, he has the ability to convince. It is very much like watching a QC at work. Of our many war stories over the years and upon reflection, all share the common theme of (Mr Cheng) digging us out of trouble. In one word to encapsulate him, I’d say he’s really user-friendly.”
    - Clough (Australia)

  • In recent years construction contracts have become larger and more complex and as a result it was important for us to engage the services of a law firm with experience and expertise in our field. We found that experience and expertise in the construction and engineering practice of Mr Glenn G. Cheng. His services have been excellent and whilst construction contracts by nature require quick decision making, it was refreshing to find a lawyer that understands this. We can confidently recommend Mr Cheng and his team as solid and reliable experts in the construction and engineering field
    - Dredging International Asia Pacific (Belgium, Singapore)

  • “Fantastic advice; on time, on budget, and reassuring. I felt ‘armed’ when I walked into meetings”
    - ENSCO (UK; Malaysia)

T (65) 6436 4305
F (65) 6436 4301


Country of Residence: Singapore

Nationality: Singapore
  • OIL & GAS

    Panel Arbitrator and Emergency Arbitrator (SIAC; AAC)

    Panel Arbitrator (SCMA, DIAC)

    Registered Arbitrator (LCIA)


    LLB (Hons) (Wales)

    Barrister-at-Laws (Middle Temple)

    Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


    Described as a “construction specialist”; and acknowledged as a “prominent figure” and a “recommended contact” in the International Arbitration (Singapore) category (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 for construction and engineering)

    Recommended as a key practitioner for “high-value, cross-border construction cases. Other strengths include offshore oil and gas, power, mining and natural resources disputes” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017)