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12 MARINA BOULEVARD, LEVEL 28, MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE TOWER 3, SINGAPORE 018982, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6416 8000
Fax:
Fax +65 6532 5711
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and 2 more

Alvin Yeo

Tel:
Work +65 6416 8142
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com/index.php/wongpartnership/partner/alvin-yeo
WongPartnership LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.

Position

Chairman & Senior Partner of WongPartnership LLP. Acts as counsel in complex banking, corporate, commercial and infrastructure disputes, both in litigation and arbitration. Also served as arbitrator in various disputes involving projects in Asia.

Career

Youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel in January 2000. Made Managing Partner in 2003 and Senior Partner in 2007. Former member of Senate of Singapore Academy of Law and Council of Law Society. Director of several public listed companies.

Languages

English, Mandarin.

Member

Member, SIAC Court; ICC Commission on Arbitration; Panel of Disciplinary Tribunal Chairmen of the Singapore Medical Council and the Supreme Court; Appeals Advisory Panel of Monetary Authority of Singapore; Governing Board of Centre for International Law at National University of Singapore; Vice-President, LCIA Asia Pacific Users' Council; Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution; Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Singapore Institute of Directors; Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; South China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission.

Education

Graduated from King’s College London, University of London, and was admitted to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1987 and the Singapore Bar in 1988.


Singapore

International arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Alvin Yeo SC - WongPartnership LLP

Within: International arbitration

WongPartnership LLP has an 'outstanding' track record in investor-state disputes, commercial arbitration and construction cases and 'has accumulated genuine international arbitration knowledge'. The 'superb' team is regarded as 'more international' than many of its Singapore rivals and often receives referrals from international firms; 'its preparations and planning are very thorough and its advice and strategy are meticulous'. Its international standing has also led to engagements in arbitrations seated outside of Singapore. Alvin Yeo SC's 'wisdom and powers of persuasion are phenomenal' and he is 'very articulate', 'very intelligent' and 'impressive'. He led the team that represented Swissbourgh Diamond Mines and related parties in court proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Lesotho. Swee Yen Koh is 'a local star', 'meticulous over detail and has an instant grasp of the key issues'. Wendy Lin is 'responsive', 'displays maturity and acumen that are well beyond her years' and 'is a very good strategist who always thinks several steps ahead'. Construction specialist Christopher Chuah, Andre Maniam SC, Tan Chee Meng SC and Chan Hock Keng are also recommended.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Alvin Yeo SC - WongPartnership LLP

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

WongPartnership LLP remains at the forefront of big-ticket disputes in Singapore and continues to leverage its sizeable senior bench in headline cases. The 'excellent team' is 'responsive, collaborative, nimble and has a great depth of resources and offers top-notch court advocacy at a good price'. 'The level of service is exceptional and client-oriented without losing out on any professional excellence and legal competence'. Alvin Yeo SC is 'one of the best in a court room and offers his clients sound advice when navigating challenging strategic issues'. He led the team that represented Swissbourgh Diamond Mines and related parties in court proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Lesotho. Alongside him at senior counsel level are Tan Chee Meng SC and Andre Maniam SC. They are supported by a sizeable team of top litigators including the 'brilliant, decisive and fearless' Koh Swee Yen and Chan Hock Keng, who is 'unparalleled in his forward-thinking abilities' and has 'an exceptional ability to understand the actual issues that matter'. Wendy Lin is 'a highly distinguished litigator who fully understands and is able to manoeuvre comfortably in commercial aspects that are highly technical and complex'. Lim Wei Lee 'offers excellent client service and is extremely persuasive and thoughtful in giving counsel'.

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