Construction & Engineering
Energy, Infrastructure & Projects
International Arbitration

Singapore Bar (2003)

LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Mr Sathiaseelan Jagateesan


Sathia is Co-Head of the Firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice. Sathia’s area of practice encompasses a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in building, construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.

On the contentious side, Sathia regularly appears as counsel for statutory boards, government-linked entities, international developers, contractors and consultants in complex and large-scale domestic and international arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation concerning construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes. On the non-contentious side, he regularly advises on tender and project documentation under various procurement models in relation to domestic and regional building, construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.

Sathia is recommended for his expertise in both front-end work and disputes in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia-Pacific. Sathia is the youngest amongst a select group of lawyers recognised as Leading Individuals for Construction in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020) where he is described as “very knowledgeable, wise, eloquent, patient and cares about his clients”. In Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020), he is described as “highly sought after” and that he “has an excellent grasp of construction law and seeks to understand technical issues arising in a matter so as to give practical legal advice to clients. He is recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner for Construction in asialaw Leading Lawyers (2020) and as a Dispute Resolution Star for Construction in Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2019).

Sathia joined the Firm in 2003, was seconded to 4 Pump Court Chambers, London in 2007/08 where he worked with leading Queen’s Counsel and became a Partner in 2009. Sathia is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law and is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.