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Godwin Tan



Godwin Tan
Godwin Tan



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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Hong Kong's personal data law given new teeth - what they mean for businesses

The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (the Ordinance) came into effect on 8 October 2021.

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

Which law governs an arbitration agreement where the governing law of the main contract and the seat of arbitration do not match?

The Court of Appeal held that the choice of English law to govern a franchise development agreement extended to the parties’ agreement to resolve disputes by ICC arbitration in Paris, which was…

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2020

Wide interpretation of “investment” and “investor” in bilateral investment treaty

The High Court rejected an application by the Republic of Korea to set aside an investment arbitration award under s67 Arbitration Act 1996. In deciding that the arbitrators had substantive…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2021


LL.B., University College London, 2017 (First Class Honours, Dean's List, Simon Wallace Prize)

LL.M., University of Cambridge, 2018 (First Class Honours, Foundation Scholar)

L.P.C. LL.M., BPP Law School, 2019 (Distinction) 

Pro-bono experience

  • Representing vulnerable applicants in disability benefits appeals in London
  • Advised an international not-for-profit organisation on multi-tiered dispute resolution provisions
  • Assisted a human rights charity with gathering information on the impact of Covid-19 on access to justice 

Published work

  • Co-Author, “ICSID Arbitration after Achmea: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?”, ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal (2021)
  • Co-Author, “The Future of Environmental Counterclaims in ICSID Arbitration: Challenges, Treaties and Interpretations”, Cambridge International Law Journal (2020)
  • Co-Author, “Governing Law of the Arbitration Agreement”, A&O Litigation and Dispute Resolution Review (2020)
  • Author, “The Principles for a Disclosed Principal”, A&O Compact Contract (2020)
  • Author, “Express or Implied? High Court Rejects ‘Market Practice’ Term”, A&O Compact Contract (2019)