Dahm, Patrick


b. 1974

Current activity

Arbitrator and mediator at dahm adr in Singapore; Attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and Counsel at Yong, Seow & Lim Legal LLP in Singapore

Professional focus

Information Technology (IT)
Joint Ventures/Consortia/Shareholder Agreements
Distribution and franchise

Areas of law

Adjudication/Dispute Boards
Civil law
Common law
Corporate law
Commercial law
Private international law
International economic law
IT law
Expert Determination
Procedural law
Contract law

My career

  • Education: Doctorate at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2024); Fellowship exam of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb, 2020); Foreign Practitioner Examinations in Singapore (2013); Second State Examination in Law in Hamburg (2006); legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg and Singapore (2003–2005); First State Examination in Law in Hamburg (2001); Read law at University of Hamburg (1995–2001)
  • Admissions and accreditations: Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC, 2023); Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC, 2020); Foreign Practitioner (of Singapore law, 2014); Rechtsanwalt (Bar Association of Berlin, 2006)
  • Prior professional experience: Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP in Singapore (2015–2017); Partner at Rodyk & Davidson LLP in Singapore (2012–2015); Associate at Thümmel, Schütze & Partners LLP in Singapore (2008–2011); Associate at Jung & Schleicher Rechtsanwälte Partnergesellschaft mbB in Berlin (2006–2008)
  • Full CV available at https://www.dahm.sg/vita

Arbitration experience

Sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in more than a dozen cases in various institutional and ad hoc proceedings under different rules (AIAC, CEAC/ASEAC, SCMA, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL); represented Asian and European parties in numerous court and arbitration proceedings under various procedural and substantive laws (both common law and civil law, including CISG) and arbitration rules (SIAC, SCMA, Swiss Rules, DIS, UNCITRAL).


  • Auf dem Weg zur europäischen Informationsgesellschaft – Zu Übertragbarkeit und Pfändbarkeit von de- und eu-Domains (Towards a European Information Society – on Transferability and Attachability of de- and eu-Domains); Wertpapier-Mitteilungen 2001, pp. 1135–1145 (with Lwowski)
  • Unverbindlich verbindlich – Zur Selbstregulierung durch Verhaltenskodizes und Gütesiegel (Not Bindingly Binding – on Self-Regulation by Codes of Practice and Seals of Approval); Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD) 2002, pp. 412–416
  • Der staatliche Kostenerstattungsanspruch nach erfolgreicher Befreiung entführter Deutscher im Ausland (The State’s Claim for Refund of Expenses After the Successful Release of Kidnapped Germans Abroad); Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ) 2005, pp. 172–174
  • Overkill, Or: Free Trade Agreements in Asia; in: Global Trade and Customs Journal 2012, pp. 341–346
  • A Grain of Civil Law – Some (Not So) New Chords for the International Arbitration Jazz; Singapore Law Gazette, October 2014 , pp. 19–31 (with Respondek und O’Shea)
  • The Midnight Clause in International Arbitration (2014) – https://wp.me/p8fCIC-ia
  • ‘Language’ Difficulties between Civil Law and Common Law (2014) – https://wp.me/p8fCIC-hK
  • Singapurischer Internationaler Handelsgerichtshof eröffnet (Singapore International Commercial Court Launched) (2015) – https://wp.me/p8fCIC-hH
  • Enforceability of Foreign Emergency Awards in Singapore (2019) – https://wp.me/p8fCIC-vi
  • The New Electronic Transactions Law in Singapore: Paving the Way for Electronic Bills of Lading? (2021) – https://is.gd/w5YB3d
  • Das neue Recht elektronischer Transaktionen in Singapur: Wegbereiter für elektronische Konnossemente?; Transportrecht (TranspR) 2021, pp. 313–321
  • On the Powers of Courts and Arbitral Tribunals in the Amicable Settlement of Disputes by the Parties: A Look at Singapore and Selected Other Countries; Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren (SchiedsVZ) 2023, S. 270 ff.
  • Inquisitorial Processes, or: Can Singapore Courts or Arbitral Tribunals Engage in the Amicable Settlement of Disputes?; Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2023) – https://is.gd/x8kOxt
  • Full list available at https://www.dahm.sg/publications




  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS, German Institution of Arbitration)
  • Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR, Fellow)
  • Asian-European Arbitration Association (ASEAC)
  • ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle (HAC)
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin (Bar Association of Berlin)

Further informations

On the panel of arbitrators of various arbitration institutions, including Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC, Reserve Panel); Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA); Korean Commercial Arbitration Board International (KCAB International); Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA); Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC); Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC); Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC); full list available at https://www.dahm.sg

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