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Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Singapore, Yangon

Yee Leong Chong

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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration


Partner and Co-Head of the Firm's International Arbitration Practice.


Yee Leong's primary area of practice is international arbitration specialising in the areas of energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. In practice for more than 28 years, Yee Leong is recognised as a leading international dispute resolution specialist in the Asia-Pacific region. He has been involved in a broad range of international arbitration, dispute boards and litigation matters representing diverse clients, including multinational entities, consortiums, governments and other agencies throughout Asia.


English, Malay


Yee Leong is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also on the panel of arbitrators for SIAC, Asian International Arbitration Centre and CIArb Presidential Panel of Arbitrators. He is also a Jurisdictional Council Member in Singapore for Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Chairman for Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Law Society of Singapore. Yee Leong also served as a director of Singapore LNG Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2015.

In 2018, he was among the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be recognised as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.


Yee Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1989. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990 and Malaysian Bar in 1997. He is also a non-practicing solicitor of England and Wales, having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2000.


International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Allen & Gledhill LLP's 'excellent' international arbitration team provides an 'efficient and effective' service and is 'extremely good at strategy and perspectives'. Key figures include Chua Kee Loon, who is 'attentive to clients' needs' and delivers 'high-quality advice'; Chong Boon Leong, who is 'passionate and committed'; and Ankit Goyal, who is noted for his 'very strong India credentials'. Andrew Yeo co-heads the litigation and dispute resolution department and infrastructure and construction leader Chong Yee Leong is co-head of the international arbitration team alongside Dinesh Dhillon.

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Singapore: Construction

Construction – Local firms

Within: Construction – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP  is considered 'excellent' on all fronts and is noted for its 'in-depth knowledge and awareness of industry practices'. Sathiaseelan Jagateesan, who is 'very knowledgeable, wise, eloquent, patient and cares about his clients', and Ho Chien Mien lead a substantial team that advises on construction projects, engineering and infrastructure mandates, as well as back-end litigation and arbitration. The former is advising the developer, Soil-Build, on all aspects of the S$50m integrated construction of a manufacturing and fabrication facility, which includes offices and a dormitory. In other work, the team is assisting IOI Properties Group with the development of the Central Boulevard project located within the Central Business District of Singapore, which is valued at S$3bn and concerns the envisaged construction of two Grade A office towers together with a retail space. The team is also handling a number of arbitrations and litigation concerning large-scale power and transport projects, as well as disputes over design and building defects. Other key lawyers include Chong Yee Leong and Chong Boon Leong.

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