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Wendell Wong

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Dispute Resolution


Director, Dispute Resolution  


Wendell is a highly respected civil and criminal lawyer. His civil-commercial practice includes contracts and commercial disputes, shareholder and director disputes, asset recovery work, medical negligence, product liability, and arbitration work. His criminal practice focuses on commercial and business crime, fraud, securities, corruption, corporate governance related offences and investigation work.

Wendell also regularly engages in regulatory and compliance advisory work, including anti-fraud and anti-bribery investigations work for multinational companies. He is on the panel of lawyers representing various embassies in Singapore, including those of the United States of America and Qatar.

Wendell is an experienced arbitration counsel who has acted as lead counsel in numerous disputes and international arbitrations under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Wendell is a strong advocate of pro bono work and was one of the pioneer trainers for International Bridges to Justice, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Criminal Justice Training for ASEAN Countries in Singapore and Laos in 2011 and involving Myanmar in 2013. He is also a mentor with the Criminal Legal Aid Fellowship, Law Society of Singapore.

Wendell joined Drew & Napier in 2000, having spent three years as Deputy Public Prosecutor/ State Counsel with the Attorney General's Chambers.

Practice Areas:
  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition Law & Regulatory Practice
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Crime
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Family & International Personal Relationships
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Investigations
  • Projects, Energy & Infrastructure
  • Wills, Probate and Estate Administration




  • Member of Penal Code Review Committee 2018, Ministry of Law
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore 
  • Solicitor, England & Wales; Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Immediate past Co-chairman, Legal Affairs Committee, American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
  • Panel member of US Embassy, Singapore’s list of attorneys
  • Panel member of list of lawyers for Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Singapore
  • Panel member of list of lawyers for Embassy of Sweden, Singapore
  • List of lawyers for Embassy for the Republic of Indonesia, Singapore
  • Panel Member, Lead Counsel, Supreme Court’s Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences
  • Panel of Counsel for Disciplinary Matters, Law Society of Singapore 
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, Law Society of Singapore
  • Mentor, Criminal Legal Aid Fellowship, Law Society of Singapore
  • Panel Member, Investigation and Disciplinary Panel, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Member, ASEAN Law Association
  • Member, Business China, Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Selection Panel, School of Law, SIM University
  • Member, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
  • Member, Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Immediate Past Advisor, Singapore Nightlife Business Association 


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1997) 
  • Gazetted as Deputy Public Prosecutor/ State Counsel
  • Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore, 1997-2000
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore Solicitor, England & Wales, 2002

Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC has a high market share of big-ticket domestic and cross-border disputes. It has gained roles in a series of Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) cases and has a significant volume of arbitration-related court proceedings. Clients include Changi Airport International, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Sanofi-Aventis Singapore and Warner Brothers Entertainment. Davinder Singh SC has 'an acute eye for the facts and their contextual setting', and has 'a strong sense of commerciality'. Cavinder Bull SC is 'smart', 'good for complex issues' and led the team that acted for ANZ Commodity Trading in a case concerning alleged fraud arising from the apparent forgery of warehouse receipts. Jimmy Yim SC also has extensive big case experience and Wendell Wong is noted for headline commercial and white-collar crime cases. Jaikanth Shankar 'cuts through complex technical issues'. Randolph Khoo 'induces lateral thinking and alternative perspectives to many issues' and has 'an amazing ability to diffuse any tension and provide clarity to legal arguments'. Also recommended are Gary Low, who is 'sound and accurate', and Blossom Hing.

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