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Tai-Heng Cheng

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Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng is global co-head of the international arbitration and trade practice at Sidley. He is a preeminent arbitration practitioner whom clients across industries turn to for sound strategic advice in managing risk, and successfully addressing and solving a myriad of complex business issues. He has earned a reputation for being a stellar advocate, having won 9-figure awards for clients both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and successfully carried out worldwide enforcement campaigns to collect judgements and awards.

With 20 years of experience, he is also a trusted advisor to companies and boards. He uses the full range of legal tools to create leverage in disputes, investigations and government enforcement matters. His clients span many industries including, energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing and financial services.

While resident in the New York office, he spends substantial time in Europe, Asia and Latin America representing clients. Tai collaborates closely with other lawyers in the global arbitration practice and leverages the full Sidley platform to provide value-added service.


Tai has authored four books and over 60 articles, including contributing to “Advocacy in Investment Treaty Arbitration,” Chapter in Global Arbitration Review: The Guide to Advocacy, Law Business Research (2019).