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WongPartnership LLP
12 MARINA BOULEVARD, LEVEL 28
MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE TOWER 3
SINGAPORE 018982
Singapore

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

Renowned for both its contentious and non-contentious competition expertise, WongPartnership LLP boasts an impressive client list spanning a number of key growth sectors including finance, insurance, energy, and shipping. Practice head Ameera Ashraf’s practice covers the full spectrum of competition issues from complex cartel matters to mergers and issues of dominance, particularly in the transport and food sectors. Another key contact is Chan Jia Hui, regarded as leading authority on the substantive probations under the Competition Act, including anti-competitive arrangements, abuse of dominance, and merger control issues. Clarissa Koh regularly handles the management of corporate dawn raid protocols across various industries including consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Ameera Ashraf

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Accessible, able to describe or explain the issue and process clearly.’

‘WongPartnership has the best antitrust practice in Singapore. I would single out Ameera Ashraf who’s in my view hands down the best practitioner. ’

‘Ameera Ashraf is the best antitrust lawyer in town. She’s creative, efficient, always available and a pleasure to deal with. Very importantly, she does not hesitate to push the envelope in situations involving novel questions or issues. Unlike her peers, she’s not overly conservative but commercially-minded.’

‘Unrivalled, the best team in the sector. You get great service working with all levels top to bottom. ’

‘Ameera Ashraf is a superstar. Technically brilliant and commercially savvy. She knows how to get the deal done. 10 out of 10. ’

Key clients

Contitech Global Holdings Netherlands B.V.

Keppel Corporation Limited / Keppel Offshore & Marine

Olam Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for ContiTech Global Holdings Netherlands, Continental’s engineered rubber products group and Trelleborg AG, in their joint application to The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore on the proposed acquisition by ContiTech Global Holdings Netherlands of 100% of the total issued shares in Printing Solutions Sweden Holding from Trelleborg.
  • Acted for Olam Group Limited in the sale of an approximate 35.4% stake in Olam Agri Holdings Pte. Ltd. by Olam Holdings Pte. Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of OGL) to SALIC International Investment Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company) for approximately US$1.24 billion.
  • Advising Keppel Corporation Limited on the merger control and other regulatory aspects of their proposed acquisition of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP remains a market leader in banking finance, noted for its history in acquisition finance, real estate finance and general corporate lending. More recently it has been at the forefront of green loans and sustainability-linked financings. It continues to be active in acquisition finance in the real estate sphere and advised Perennial Shenton Property on the refinancing of the acquisition of, and the S$3bn green loan syndicated financing of the 8 Shenton Way project development. The firm represents all three of Singapore’s major banks and international banks with a presence in Singapore, the vast majority of Singapore’s top real estate developers and REITs, leading international private equity houses, prominent government-linked companies and established multinationals based in Singapore. Susan Wong is at the pinnacle of the profession, heads the financial services group and has over 35 years of experience in major banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance and real estate finance. Christy Lim is deputy head of the banking and finance practice, and also leads many of the firm’s top banking and finance engagements. Alvin Chia is another leading name in the team, as are emerging talents Felix Lee and Bernadette Tan.

Practice head(s):

Susan Wong; Christy Lim

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Bernadette Tan is extremely responsive and knowledgable. She is able to explain complex legal terms to the layman to understand the purpose and repercussion of the clauses.’

‘Counsels from WongPartnership have strong legal knowledge with a good balance of commercial sense. Its turnaround is quick and it always guards the client’s interest keenly. ’

‘Alvin Chia has his client’s interests at heart and is very practical. He is truly one of the few lawyers who when I engage him, I know that we are in trusted hands.’

‘Susan Wong – An industry leader with vast experience and constantly leading the most complex transactions. Bernadette Tan – One of the best young banking lawyers around already with a formidable deal history. Always delivers and puts the client first.’

‘Wong Partnership is one of the most established law firms in Singapore and their Banking and Finance practice has a strong and credible track record having acted for many issuers and borrowers in large lending transactions. They have strong domain knowledge which is very valuable in guiding issuers and borrowers to negotiate with lenders on significant transaction terms and conditions.’

‘Christy Lim demonstrated a very high level of technical competency in this syndicate loan transaction and was able to provide clear advice on the legal and commercial implications of the issues involved. She was very professional and proactive in dealing with issues on the transaction with a view to protecting and safeguarding our interests as borrowers. She kept a close tab on the tight timeline of the critical paths to ensure that the transaction would be completed in time. It is a pleasure to work with Christy!’

‘Christy Lim is a veteran in her field. She is always known as a tough negotiator, highly experienced, and quick to provide advice and support for her clients. Highly recommended.’

‘Good team support with seamless info within the various partners, and associates in the team. The same team members are available to work on the same client on subsequent transactions that arise in subsequent years. Partners and senior associates have good knowledge and are able to advise.’

Work highlights

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 1

The ‘collaborative and knowledgeable’ team at WongPartnership LLP handles the full spectrum of equity and debt mandates and is well-placed to act as international counsel for issuers across Southeast Asia, including in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The team has demonstrable experience advising on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions, while its equity offering covers public and private placements, including primary and secondary listings on the SGX, Bursa Malaysia, Indonesian Stock Exchange and Stock Exchange of Thailand. IPOs of REITs and business trusts continue to take up a significant portion of the team’s workload. Choon Yuen Hui spearheads the DCM practice and head of the ECM group Gail Ong is noted for her expertise in US registered and Rule 144A/Reg S equity and debt offerings by issuers in Southeast and South Asia. Other key contacts in the group include Karen YeohJames Choo and Trevor Chuan.

Practice head(s):

Choon Yuen Hui; Gail Ong

Other key lawyers:

Karen Yeoh; James Choo; Trevor Chua; Jen Vern Loh; Alvin Chua

Testimonials

‘Ability to advise and structure complex transactions and provide clear and practical advice to clients.’

‘They have a collaborative and knowledgeable team.’

‘Trevor Chuan is committed and resourceful. Whenever we have questions on a specific topic, he will always provide a solution or connect us with the relevant parties who are experts in the topic. ’

‘Gail Ong and Jen Vern Loh are our key contacts in this team. Very reliable and detailed.’

‘Highly experienced and competent team in Singapore.’

‘Gail Ong and Karen Yeoh are highly experienced and competent in assisting and solving the challenges in the various transactions.’

‘Gail Ong is knowledgeable, engaging and clear in providing advice and direction.’

‘The ECM team is highly professional and knowledgeable, always prepared to think out of the box to offer viable solutions.’

Key clients

DBS Bank Ltd

Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited

United Overseas Bank Limited

Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Cerberus European Investments, LLC

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd

NIO Inc.

Ever Glory United Holdings Pte. Ltd

Heeton Holdings Limited

Parkway Trust Management Limited

Oversea Banking Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Frasers Property Limited in the update of the S$5 billion multi-currency debt issuance programme of its wholly owned subsidiary, Frasers Property Treasury Pte. Ltd. and the issuance of S$500 million 4.49 per cent green retail notes due 2027 by the Issuer under the Programme.
  • Acted for CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited, as manager of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust in the establishment of the S$500m Euro-Commercial Paper Programme of HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Limited, in its capacity as trustee of CICT.
  • Acted for Neon Group Limited in 65 Equity Partners’ S$150 million investment in the Company in its issue of redeemable preference shares and warrants.

Singapore > Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Local firms Tier 1

Housing a team of dedicated derivatives practitioners, WongPartnership LLP is noted for its expertise in OTC derivatives of all types of asset classes, synthetic products, retail structured products and structured finance transactions. Practice leader Rosabel Ng focuses on the regulation of derivatives and structured products, derivatives transactions, structured finance and other treasury-related matters, in addition to advising innovative derivatives-based platforms in the fintech arena. Tian Sion Yoong is well-versed in the regulatory landscape, with demonstrable experience in ISDA master agreements, confirmations and credit support and collateral management documentation.

Practice head(s):

Rosabel Ng

Other key lawyers:

Tian Sion Yoong; Melissa Tham

Key clients

CapitaLand Ascott Trust Management Limited

CIMB Bank

DBS Trustee Limited

DBS Bank

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

Rio Tinto group companies (including Rio Tinto Commercial Pte. Ltd. and Rio Tinto Finance plc)

UOB Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel in the acquisition by CapitaLand Ascott Trust of nine serviced residences, rental housing and student accommodation properties across France, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and the US from its sponsor, The Ascott Limited, for an aggregate consideration of S$215.2 million.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP has one of the largest teams in the market with partners typically handling a mix of front-end and dispute resolution matters. The firm has extensive connections to developers/employers and main contractors, along with additional subcontractor and consultant clients. Outside of Singapore, the team has a wealth of engagements in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and other Southeast Asia jurisdictions, along with further business in the Middle East; ‘outstanding’ partner Ian de Vaz is head of the infrastructure, construction and engineering team and is a partner in the Middle East practice where the firm has offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Tay Peng Cheng leads the energy, projects and construction group and is another leading figure in front-end and disputes matters. Lee Hwai Bin and Lesley Tan are emerging talents. Christopher Chuah left in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Tay Peng Cheng; Ian de Vaz

Other key lawyers:

Lesley Tan; Laura Chang; Deya Dubey; Linda Low; Andre Soh; Vishi Sundar; Lee Hwai Bin

Testimonials

‘The market-leading and our go-to construction disputes lawyer is without doubt, Ian de Vaz. He is incredibly insightful, knowledgeable and has a mind as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. He is the head of the largest construction practice in Singapore and Southeast Asia.’

‘WongPartnership’s team is balanced and composed of individuals best fitted for the case.’

‘Ian de Vaz is a brilliant lawyer who thinks out of the box and proposes innovative solutions while dealing with difficult cross-border cases.’

‘Vishi Sundar is a hard-worker, who is always willing to best accommodate any request of his clients and in very short time. He is very attentive to all the details of the case and is effective in dealing with complex technical matters what is of absolute essence while dealing with engineering and construction cases.’

‘Deep bench of top class litigators. Exceptional advocates and strategists.’

‘Ian de Vaz is very responsive and provides sound commercial advice, even in the most challenging cases.’

‘Tay Peng Cheng has top industry knowledge and is exceptional at the negotiation table.’

‘Vishi Sundar is, in my view, a sure bet as a future market leader. I can reach him 24/7 for quick advice and information, which I value the most from him.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for Or Kim Peow Contractors Pte Ltd in an arbitration against its design consultant arising out of the collapse of an uncompleted section of a highway viaduct in Singapore.
  • Acting for Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd, the main contractor (“2nd Defendant”) for “Eco Sanctuary” (“Development”) against the Management Corporation of Eco Sanctuary (“Plaintiff”) in an ongoing suit in the General Division of the Singapore High Court (“Suit”) involving disputes relating to alleged defects in the Development.
  • Advising a reputable luxury resort hotel operator in relation to disputes with a management contractor arising out of a S$68 million project in respect of the conversion of a performing arts theatre, involving complex variation claims, prolongation claims and back charges.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 1

Diverse in experience and capabilities’, the practice at WongPartnership LLP maintains a strong track record in big-ticket transactions across the Asia Pacific region, China and the Middle East. Noted for his expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and privatisations, Andrew Ang jointly leads the team alongside Chan Sing Yee, who focuses on joint ventures, venture capital and corporate finance-related transactions. Managing partner Ng Wai King boasts an enviable track record in high-profile M&A and private equity investments, while Audrey Chng is praised for her ‘strong expertise in public and private transactions’. Mark Choy acts for acquirers and targets in cross-border M&A deals and ‘client-orientedQuak Fi Ling handles privatisations, private equity investments and M&A. Other key contacts in the group include Soong Wen E and Anna Tan.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Ang; Chan Sing Yee

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Deep bench with good commitment to achieving the right outcome for the client.’

‘Technically sound and demonstrate high level of commercial awareness. A safe pair of hands.’

‘The team is very diverse in experience and capabilities.’

‘The firm is well-connected with partners outside Singapore, which provides convenience of having cross-border legal support under one firm.’

‘Audrey Chng is strong in her knowledge across public and private transactions, but what really stood out was her ability to appreciate the nuances of different cultures and commercial constraints, and provide flexible alternatives in order to meet the same objective.’

‘Quak Fi Ling is always client-oriented and as a client, I am confident that she will always place client’s interest at the core. This reflects in her responsiveness to client’s needs.’

‘Highly responsive and able to propose plausible solutions.’

‘Audrey Chng is responsive and prompt. She has strong technical knowledge.’

Key clients

Keppel Corporation

ESR Funds Management (S) Limited

UBS Group AG

SportsHub Pte. Ltd.

Sanjuro United Pte. Ltd.

Olam Group Limited

CapitaLand Ascott Trust

CapitaLand Ascendas REIT Management Limited

Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd

Cerberus European Investments, LLC

8S Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd.

KKR & Co.

Frasers Property Limited

Dymon Asia Private Equity

G.K. Goh Holdings Limited

Lian Beng Group Ltd

Singapore Exchange Limited

Tang Dynasty Treasure Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Keppel Corporation on the combination of their Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) unit with Sembcorp Marine and the transfer of legacy rig assets, associated receivables and associated intercompany loans to Kyanite, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Temasek.
  • Involved in the US$5.2 billion acquisition by ESR Cayman Limited of ARA Asset Management Limited (ARA), as well as the S$1.4 billion merger of ESR-REIT and ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust (ALOG), which are both REITs listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acting as Singapore counsel to UBS Group AG with respect to its merger with Credit Suisse Group AG by way of a statutory merger under the Swiss Merger Act.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP‘s domestic and global reputation brings it a wealth of cases, including disputes that have no direct connection to Singapore. The firm continues to expand its caseload, including additional crypto-related disputes, insolvency cases and arbitration-related court proceedings, especially challenges to arbitral awards. The Singapore team has close connections to government-linked businesses, local and international banks, and numerous multinationals. Koh Swee Yen SC wins many accolades in arbitration-related court proceedings and other headline Singapore cases, having been elevated to senior counsel status in 2022 and gaining a prolific record in major disputes. Tan Chee Meng SC is a notable figure in white-collar crime and regulatory matters. Chou Sean Yu leads the litigation and dispute resolution group, and has a fine record in banking and finance disputes. Wendy Lin is another senior figure with leading expertise in asset recovery, fraud and other headline cases, while Melanie Ho heads the professional and enterprise disputes team.

Practice head(s):

Chou Sean Yu; Koh Swee Yen SC

Other key lawyers:

Wendy Lin; Melanie Ho; Tan Chee Meng SC; Lionel Leo; Lim Wei Lee; Tiong Teck Wee

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable team with attention to detail.’

‘Clear and articulate strategy.’

‘It’s a particularly creative team willing to run original and successful approaches based on factual nuances.’

‘Koh Swee Yen SC has a particularly strong blend of legal skills, intelligence and business acumen, and human perspective.’

‘Senior counsel with strong advocacy skills, well supported by a team (junior partner and associates) with sector expertise.’

‘Tan Chee Meng SC’s skillful witness cross-examination and quick thinking on his feet drive favourable court decisions.’

‘Wong Partnership has a big team of professional lawyers – the team knows their jobs – give good legal solutions – billing fee is reasonable based on good advice given and time spent – they are transparent in their work – they give diverse solutions – they are able to handle a wide range of situations.’

‘Melanie Ho knows her job well and gives clear and straightforward solutions as well. She is tough but always makes us feel comfortable and safe. After talking to her, you always feel that there is always a solution to your problem in comparison to other lawyers whom I have worked with. Her team is very cooperative. They are very patient and explain everything in detail till you can understand. They work as a team; when one is busy the others will help.’

Key clients

Sun Hung Kai Capital Limited

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Deutsche Telekom AG

Mr Mustaq Ahmad @ Mushtaq Ahmad S/O Mustafa

Raffles Education Corporation

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch

Tritech Group Limited

Mr David Sin

Oxley Sanctuary Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Deutsche Telekom in proceedings in the Singapore International Commercial Court to enforce an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of India, with a significant quantum in dispute in excess of $140m.
  • Acted for Sun Hung Kai Capital (SHK) in its litigation in the High Court of Singapore, being a derivative action brought by SHK as a representative of the company CMIG International Holding against four former directors for their breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties.
  • Acted for Deloitte & Touche in its defence against a High Court suit brought by Hin Leong Trading for alleged negligence in tort and contract in respect of statutory audits conducted by Deloitte over six financial years.

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms Tier 1

The ‘very reliable team’ at WongPartnership LLP ‘keeps abreast with market developments’ such as blockchain-based stablecoins and platforms, the establishment of digital banks and telemedicine. The practice is also highlighted for its ability to assist digital assets service providers with their payment services licence applications. Co-head of the financial services regulation practice Elaine Chan is described as ‘commercially savvy’ and is well equipped to advise financial institutions on the regulatory implications of internal restructuring or M&A work. Joy Tan leads the firm’s corporate and regulatory investigations practice, with banking disputes and investigations a mainstay of her practice. Rosabel Ng is well versed in the regulation of derivatives and structured products. Technology expert Chung Nian Lam‘s practice is geared towards handling matters relating to software licensing, outsourcing and systems development. Sion Yoong Tian‘s broad practice covers ISDA master agreements and initial coin offerings.

Practice head(s):

Elaine Chan; Joy Tan; Rosabel Ng; Chung Nian Lam; Sin Wei Ong; Kyle Lee; Sion Yoong Tian; Kylie Peh; Jia Hui Chan

Testimonials

‘The team keeps abreast with market developments.’

‘Elaine Chan is commercially savvy.’

‘Sion Yoong Tian understands the regulatory regimes in Singapore well and is able to provide extremely valuable insights into regulatory and policy decisions as well as advice that makes business sense.’

‘Very reliable team, always looking out for their clients and giving sound advice.’

‘Rosabel Ng is an excellent lawyer to have on your side, always giving sound and incisive advice, and steers all matters skilfully.’

‘Their unique values are efficiency and professionalism, and they are able to provide a comfortable atmosphere for the clients and their counterparts to discuss their concerns.’

‘The team has demonstrated great understanding of my company’s complex and ever-changing business model, while providing sound and practical advice.’

‘WongPartnership is handling our application with rich knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

Far East Organization

GuocoLand Limited

ARA Asset Management Limited

Lendlease Group

ESR Funds Management (S) Limited

Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust

DBS Bank Ltd.

Standard Chartered Bank

Parkway Holdings

United Overseas Bank Limited

UOL Group Limited

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

City Developments Limited

Perennial Real Estate Holdings. Pte. Ltd.

Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch

China CITIC Bank International Limited, Singapore Branch

Xfers Pte. Ltd.

Hako Technology Pte. Ltd.

Cherry Decentral I GmbH

Northstar Group

Igloo

Borneo.io

JD Sports Fashion Pte Ltd

KrisShop Pte. Ltd.

Go-Ventures

Openspace Ventures

Wavemaker Partners

KitaLulus

Work highlights

  • Acting for Coinhako on various matters, including advising on its ongoing compliance obligations as a holder of a major payment institution licence.
  • Acting for insurance technology startup Igloo in relation to its $27m Series B funding round in extension to the $19m round in March 2022.
  • Advising a multinational digital assets service provider on a number of matters, including various aspects of its licence with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP offers ‘a compelling blend of rigour and innovation in their market leading services‘ in its practice, which has impressive capabilities across commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as litigation to enforce awards. The team is led by ‘incredibly strong and knowledgeable partners’, including Sean Yu Chou and Swee Yen Koh SC, whose practices centre on international commercial arbitrations. ‘Masterful advocate and strategist’ Wendy Lin is integral to the team that continues to grow, with the arrival of Monisha Cheong from TSMP Law Corporation in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Sean Yu Chou; Swee Yen Koh SC

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘WongPartnership has a very strong bench, from the lead partner to the junior associates supporting the team.’

‘Wendy Lin is tremendous. She is a masterful advocate and strategist, with outstanding judgement, technical skills and ability to command copious documents without losing sight of what is at the heart of the case. An absolute star on top of her game. It is clear she has the respect and ear of the arbitrators, the court and her opponents.’

‘A compelling blend of rigour and innovation in their market leading services.’

‘Wendy Lin is rightly at the forefront of market leading work; a compelling blend of innovation and rigour.’

‘Swee Yen Koh SC is excellent all around. She excels at the law, is a keen tactician, knows and guides the clients, and is a brilliant advocate. What makes her special is that no matter how busy she is, she never lets one down – be it on matters or the simple organizing of a panel or a conference. She does it all, at highest quality and in good time.’

‘Very strong firm in the Singapore market, led by incredibly strong and knowlegeable partners’

‘Joel Quek led the matter effectively, being responsive and sophisticated in provision of advice. The matter related to a reported case that set new precedent, and which we won.’

‘Sean Chou – I have sat with him as arbitrator and very impressed with his thorough and thoughtful approach. Swee Yen Koh is an excellent advocate, one of the best in Singapore. Wendy Lin is also a superb advocate and her no-nonsense approach is very appreciated by tribunals.’

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

WeMade Co., Ltd

Lao Holdings N.V.

Sanum Investments Ltd

KPN Energy Holding

Fullerton Bay Investment Limited

Thai-Lao Lignite

Byrich Holdings Limited

Keppel Pegasus Pte Ltd

Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Work highlights

  • Acting for Deutsche Telekom AG in proceedings in the Singapore International Commercial Court to enforce an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of India, with a significant quantum in dispute in excess of US$140 million. We were successful in resisting the Republic of India’s application to set aside the order granting leave to enforce the award.
  • Acted as counsel for two Korean entities in a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration involving the licensing rights to a popular online game, and successfully obtained a USD 150 award against three Respondents incorporated in the People’s Republic of China, the Cayman Islands and the Republic of Korea. We successfully resisted the setting aside applications brought by the respondents before the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP has consolidated its position in the labour and employment field as a result of its substantial resources of both contentious and non-contentious expertise, and increasing levels of specialisation. It continues to work on major misconduct investigations, large-scale retrenchments, and trade union negotiations. It also has extensive experience in transfers of employees, employee incentive plans, and immigration matters. The team represents some of Singapore and Southeast Asia’s largest corporates, in addition to a multitude of other multinationals. Vivien Yui co-heads the group, providing longstanding experience in non-contentious engagements, with fellow co-head and ‘go-to lawyerJenny Tsin impressing in employment litigation and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Vivien Yui; Jenny Tsin

Other key lawyers:

Chang Qi-Yang; Ho Wei Jie; Lim Jia Ying

Testimonials

‘The team is always there when clients need them. They always put clients’ needs as a priority.’

‘The team is very practical. Jenny Tsin in particular is very sharp and gives innovative solutions to clients.’

‘Jenny Tsin is a go-to lawyer if you are looking for help to address any complicated labour and employment issue in the Singapore market. She is experienced in all aspects of employment law, with particular focus on preventing and resolving disputes between employers and employees.’

‘Jenny Tain’s corporate law and dispute background and her experiences in handling labor and employment matters in Singapore are what makes her so good at providing solid and practical legal advice to corporate clients.’

‘The team at WongPartnership LLP led by Jenny Tsin is recognised amongst local practitioners as a leading expert in the field of employment law. The team is nimble and able to quickly leverage on the expertise of their colleagues from the corporate or tax team to handle a diverse range of employment-related issues.’

‘Jenny Tsin is approachable and responsive. Given her experience as a market-leading expert in the field of employment law, she confidently delivers practical and commercially sound solutions to complex employment disputes.’

‘They are smart, responsive and practical. Their employment team have sufficient number of partners and associates to handle any kinds and volume of employment matters.’

‘Jenny Tsin is very easy to work and reliable.’

Key clients

Celanese

Exyte Singapore Pte Ltd

Foursquare Inc

LexisNexis Group

Nanofilm Technologies International Ltd

Nikon Singapore

CapitaLand Group

Keppel Corporation

Cordlife Group Limited

Christian Dior

LVMH (Tag Heuer)

CPG Corporation

AerCap Inc

Asia Capital Reinsurance Group

J.P. Morgan

Butterfield

L Catterton Asia

SMRT Corporation Ltd

Teleperformance USA

Work highlights

  • Acting for L Capital Asia Advisors and L Capital (HK) Limited in respect of a dispute relating to a former senior employee’s termination of his employment and his alleged entitlement to carried interest.
  • Acted for an ex-portfolio manager who was a whistleblower against several activities linked to UTI’s CEO and MAS licensed representative of UTI International (Singapore) Private Ltd.
  • Acting for entities within a group of companies that is listed in Europe, which provides business process outsourcing and digital integrated business services, in a dispute brought by a disgruntled senior employee for alleged claims including wrongful termination, purported bonus payments in excess of USD3.9m, and negligent misrepresentation and/or misstatements.

Singapore > Private wealth and family law – local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP has a highly-developed private wealth practice with extensive experience in the structuring of trusts, succession planning, estate and probate litigation, and philanthropic structures. It acts for high-net-worth families and individuals across Southeast Asia, including those based in Singapore and Indonesia, and advises a range of institutional clients and trust companies. The highly-rated Sim Bock Eng heads the private client disputes practice with over 20 years of experience in trust, estate and family matters, including both contentious and non-contentious issues. David Chee is another key figure in private wealth and succession planning matters.

Practice head(s):

Sim Bock Eng; Hui Choon Yuen

Other key lawyers:

David Chee; Aw Wen Ni

Testimonials

‘Sim Bock Eng and her team have been very professional and yet attentive to every clients’ needs. From will writing to trusts, she and her team ensure client’s objectives are met.’

‘Sim Bock Eng is the person I recommend to clients.’

‘Generally good depth in the private client teams. ’

‘Sim Bock Eng stands out for her practical, straightforward advice that clients can easily understand. It is very helpful she has deep experience in handling international clients with a Singapore footprint.’

‘A large regional firm that can handle a wide range of issues, both local and cross-border.’

‘Sim Bock Eng is multi-talented and experienced in many aspects of the law, which is why we like to refer work to her and her team.’

‘Knowledgeable about industry practice.’

‘David Chee is a strong trust and tax lawyer who gives practical and useful advice.’

Key clients

HSBC Trustee (Singapore) Limited

DBS Trustee Limited

Trident Trust Company (Singapore) Pte. Limited

UBS Trustees (Singapore) Ltd.

LGT Bank (Singapore) Ltd.

Zedra Trust Company (Singapore Limited)

Vistra Trust (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Morgan Stanley

SG Trust (Asia) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised an ultra-high-net-worth client on his succession planning and business continuity.
  • Advising an ultra-high-net-worth family in the shipping industry on their wealth management and succession planning, and the reorganisation of their business structure, taking into account the commercial and business risks of their underlying operating businesses and investments.
  • Acted for the eldest son of a successful Indonesian businessman in the auto parts industry, in an interconnected series of estate and mental capacity disputes between different camps in the family within a fractured family dynamic where the second son had sought to take over the family business and side-line other family members.

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP is home to a highly experienced team, which regularly handles some of the region’s largest infrastructure and energy projects. Public-private partnership projects and complex arbitrations are prominent in the group’s workload. The client base includes entities from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, utilities, and renewable energy sectors. Tay Peng Cheng leads the energy, projects and construction department, and has considerable experience in international disputes and arbitration proceedings. Ian de Vaz heads the infrastructure, construction and engineering practice and brings expertise in front-end construction work, which is also a key area of instruction for Linda Low. Lesley Tan is sought after for her strength in handling contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Tay Peng Cheng; Ian De Vaz

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Advised SportsHub on the termination of a public-private partnership with the Singapore government, concerning the ownership and management of a S$1.33 billion sports and recreation district in Singapore.
  • Advised a prominent energy company on a Build-Own-Operate project for the development of 200 MW of battery energy storage systems.
  • Advised a university in Singapore on the drafting and reviewing of an O&M contract with a prominent low-carbon energy company for the operation and maintenance of a district cooling system facility housed within the university’s campus.

Singapore > Real estate: local firms Tier 1

WongPartnership LLP‘s corporate real estate practice handles the full spectrum of work across the real estate sector. The ‘technically very strong‘ team assists a solid client base of REITs, developers, and high-net-worth individuals, among others, with the full spectrum of commercial, industrial, and residential property work, and is noted for its established track record in advising on financings, divestments, joint ventures, M&A real estate deals and complex lease matters. The practice is co-headed by Dorothy Marie Ng, ‘a leader in her field‘, who acts for banks and high-net-worth individuals, and corporate expert Monica Yip, who has extensive expertise in property-related transactions. Tan Teck Howe is a key name for regulatory issues. Serene Soh and Angela Lim are key names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Dorothy Marie Ng; Monica Yip

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The practice led by Dorothy Ng is highly proficient and professional in delivering its advice and services. They are very customer-focused and can be counted on to deliver quality work within short notice.’

‘The team is able to pull together resources to ensure that deal milestones and timelines are met. They are collaborative, give sound and studied advice and are willing to take commercial positions to close the gaps.’

‘Vastly experienced in the entire real estate landscape.’

‘Dorothy Marie Ng is a leader in her field. Aside from being involved in the biggest transactions, clients will find her knowledge and familiarity with institutions and government authorities very valuable. Very good at pre-empting risks and obstacles in a transaction to prevent any surprises or hiccups.’

‘The team has a lot of depth, combined with unparalleled market knowledge. There is seamless integration with the other teams (e.g. M&A, Banking) which is invaluable when working on major transactions that involve more than just real estate.’

‘The partners are always available for a discussion, even at short notice, and have been a helpful sounding board on many deals.

Work highlights

  • Acted for CapitaLand Ascendas REIT Management Limited in an acquisition of a cold storage logistics facility in Singapore via the purchase of A3 SG ETA Pte. from A3 Lux Alpha S.a.r.l for S$191.9 million.
  • Advised Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management and Frasers Property on the joint acquisition of a 50% stake, in Gold Ridge Pte from Mercatus Tres Pte, valued at S$652.5 million.
  • Advising IOI Properties Group on the acquisition of the 1.1ha white site at Central Boulevard.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 1

The ‘powerhouse restructuring practice’ at WongPartnership LLP has demonstrable experience across the full gamut of restructuring and insolvency mandates, with additional expertise in the representation of debtors and special situation investors. Key work highlights include the liquidation of Three Arrows Capital, the restructuring of Pacific International Lines, in addition to advisory matters for the judicial managers of Xihe Holdings. ‘Brilliant strategists’ Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara and Smitha Menon, who are praised for their ‘tremendous intellect’, jointly lead team. Other key contacts in the group include Joel Chng, whose ‘analytical ability and years of experience enable him to provide thoughtful, thorough, and practical legal advice’, ‘generational talentStephanie Yeo and ‘standout partnerClayton Chong.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Sandrasegara; Smitha Menon

Other key lawyers:

Alvin Chia; Stephanie Yeo; Lionel Leo; Tan Kai Yun; Joel Chng; Clayton Chong

Testimonials

‘No doubt the best in the business. No other firm in Singapore can handle matters with their rarest combination of commercial nous, technical excellence and panache.’

‘Smitha Menon is a first-class restructuring lawyer. She is hardworking, collaborative and creative.’

‘The team has demonstrated a deep and strong understanding of the restructuring and insolvency law in Singapore. The team is very professional, knowledgeable and prompt in providing legal advice.’

‘Clayton Chong is a standout partner, with market leading knowledge and a very pleasant personality.’

‘Joel Chng is an outstanding lawyer. His analytical ability and years of experience enable him to provide thoughtful, thorough, and practical legal advice.’

‘This is a powerhouse restructuring practice. Technical expertise with commercial savvy. Deep bench of talent.

‘Manoj Sandrasegara and Smitha Menon are both brilliant strategists; always looking to push the envelope on what is possible in a restructuring. Tremendous intellect.’

‘Stephanie Yeo is a generational talent in the restructuring arena in Singapore. A sharp mind capable of digesting the legal concepts as well as the numbers that go with restructuring, she has a unique ability to blend technical expertise with commercial realities.’

Key clients

Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited

Grant Thornton

Ernst & Young

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (S) Pte. Ltd

Teneo Advisory

Evercore

DBS Bank

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank)

Deloitte & Touche

FTI Consulting Singapore

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint liquidators of Three Arrows Capital Limited, Teneo Advisory, in the liquidation of the US$10 billion cryptocurrency hedge fund that went bankrupt, in various proceedings and applications, including successfully obtaining provisional relief and recognition of the BVI liquidation proceedings as foreign main proceedings in Singapore.
  • Advised Pacific International Lines Private Limited in the restructuring of the approximately US$3.3 billion in aggregate of debts and liabilities of the shipping group via a consensual debt re-profiling exercise in Singapore.
  • Advising the judicial managers of Xihe Holdings, Grant Thornton Singapore LLP, and over 40 of its subsidiaries, which are laden with debt and claims as against its assets in excess of S$1 billion.

Singapore > Start-up and venture capital – Local firms Tier 1

The start-up and venture capital practice at WongPartnership LLP is fully invested in the long-term strategy of its clients, whether an angel investor, venture capitalist, early-stage start-up or unicorn technology company. The depth of the team’s expertise is mirrored by the breadth of matters which it handles, spanning the likes of employee incentive plans, data privacy policies, equity funding rounds and trade sales. The practice is jointly spearheaded by Kyle Lee and Sin Wei Ong, with the pair bringing an equal abundance of expertise in fintech, as well as general corporate matters including M&A, JVs and investment funds restructuring. Senior associate Jolynn Lim continues to develop her reputation, having acted for clients across the fundraising spectrum including equity and bridge financing rounds, secondary acquisitions and exits.

Practice head(s):

Kyle Lee; Sin Wei Ong

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are market leaders, knowledgeable about market trends in the sector. ’

‘Kyle Lee is a consummate professional who is responsive, devoted and attentive to detail. He is a lateral thinker who provides novel insights to complex problems.’

‘Great understanding of commercial elements of the deal and able to provide tailored advice catered to start-up and venture capital deals.’

‘Kyle Lee and his team are able to exercise superb attention to detail to our transactions. Their responsiveness is phenomenal, with tight turnarounds on queries and work. We have found Kyle and his team especially helpful in technically complex transactions.’

‘Sin Wei Ong has great understanding of commercial elements of a deal and is able to provide tailored advice catered to start-up and venture capital deals.’

‘Their unique values: efficiency and professionalism, and they are able to provide a comfortable atmosphere for the clients and the counterparts to discuss their concerns.’

‘Kyle Lee is very professional and a pleasant lawyer to work with. He is the expert in his field. Jolynn Lim is very responsive and able to manage transactions well.’

‘Kyle Lee is highly attuned to shifts and nuances in venture capital transactions. Not only is he technically proficient, he is able to guide the human aspects of the deal as well by ensuring that everyone is comfortable negotiating with him and his team, and we close the transaction without any bruised egos.’

Key clients

Openspace Ventures

Biofourmis Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Cercano Management

WaveMaker Partners

Go-Ventures

Jungle Ventures

Northstar Group

Igloo

Hangry

EDBI

Fraser and Neave

MassMutual Ventures

Coinhako

Paper.id

Kitalulus

KitaBeli

Borneo

Broom

Work highlights

  • Acting for Biofourmis, a virtual care and digital medicine company in their US$300 million Series D investment round led by General Atlantic and their US$20 million investment by Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of chipmaker Intel Corporation as an extension to its Series D financing.
  • Acting for Coinhako, a Singapore home-grown digital assets service provider on various matters, including advising on its ongoing compliance obligations as a holder of a major payment institution licence under the Payment Services Act for digital payment token services, and various other incidental services that it intends to carry out.
  • Acting for Northstar Group as lead investor in Una Brands’ US$30 millionpre-series C funding round.

Singapore > Data protection and cyber security Tier 2

Counting multinational companies, listed corporations and government regulators among its key roster of clients, WongPartnership LLP advises on domestic and cross-border projects involving PDPA and GDPR issues, in addition to compliance matters, data breach incidents and enforcement actions. Praised for his ‘remarkable breadth and depth of experience’, Lam Chung Nian leads the team and handles projects involving the treatment and handling of customer and employee data across a range of sectors. Kylie Peh is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Lam Chung Nian

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Good client service and responsive. Flexible and willing to propose alternatives that work within the client’s budgetary constraints.’

‘WP’s team has a good understanding of data matters.’

‘Kylie Peh provides advice that is very commercial.’

‘The team is extremely competent in advising on the legal aspects of new and emerging technologies, as well as providing solutions.’

‘Lam Chung Nian has remarkable breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in this practice area. He is also very commercial-minded and excellent at offering solutions to meet clients’ needs.’

Key clients

Mayfair Equity Partners

Mars Veterinary Health

KrisShop Pte. Ltd.

Singapore Airlines Limited

JD Sports Fashion Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Mayfair Equity Partners as Singapore counsel in the acquisition of Access Partnership, advising the client on due diligence in respect of data privacy, intellectual property, cyber security and other technology matters.
  • Advising Mars Veterinary Health on data protection due diligence in connection with the strategic acquisition of Gentle Oak Veterinary Clinic and Hillside Veterinary Clinic respectively.
  • Advising KrisShop Pte. Ltd. on data protection related issues in connection with its strategic partnerships with: (i) various buy-now-pay-later platforms, in particular, ShopBack and Pace, to offer such payment options to its customers; and (ii) Shopback on KrisShop’s participation in the cashback programme.

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 2

Fielding a broad practice, WongPartnership LLP is noted for its expertise in transactional and commercial IP mandates, in addition to advising on advisory and enforcement matters, as demonstrated by its advice to the Football Association Premier League Limited in its IP protection and enforcement across the region. A testament to the firm’s ‘broad range of capabilities’, the team continues to advise multinational clients across a plethora of industries, including technology, media and entertainment, and pharmaceuticals. With experience covering transactional, enforcement and advisory work, ‘attentive, responsive and knowledgeable IP practitioner’ Lam Chung Nian leads the practice and Kylie Peh brings further expertise in IP portfolio management, alongside privacy and data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Lam Chung Nian

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive, efficient and never fails to provide quality service. They are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Lam Chung Nian and Kylie Peh have tremendous expertise in their area of practice and are held in high regard for their excellent advice, responsiveness to the clients’ needs and attention to detail. Lam Chung Nian is one of the finest legal practitioners in Singapore and our go-to lawyer for our IP needs in Singapore.’

‘Strong, all-round practice, broad range of capabilities, high-quality work which can be relied upon and strong leadership from Lam Chung Nian.’

‘Lam Chung Nian is an attentive, responsive and knowledgeable IP practitioner. He has always maintained high standards of professionalism and has a keen business sense. I would recommend him to any business that needs effective, timely, practical and well-researched advice on IP.’

‘Lam Chung Nian is the best IP and TMT practitioner in Singapore. He is brilliant and always on the ball. Very quick in respond time.’

‘WongPartnership LLP is one of the most distinguished firms in Singapore, exceptional in their services, providing excellent quality of work at the most competitive rates.’

‘Lam Chung Nian and Kylie Peh are our go to individuals when we work with WongPartnership. Both are renowned practitioners in the fields of IP and data protection and their expertise in these fields is unparalleled.’

‘Strong, in-depth knowledge of IP and technology.’

Work highlights

  • Advised The Football Association Premier League Limited on the enforcement strategy for the protection of their IP rights, including the application for and execution of the search warrant for the seizure of illegal streaming devices at retail shops in Singapore.
  • Acted for Temasek-backed tech venture, minden.ai in the launch of yuu Rewards Club, a free rewards platform created by the firm’s tech venture, minden.ai.
  • Advised OCBC on its proposed expansion into the metaverse, including advising on a leasing arrangement for virtual land and ensuring protection of our client’s IP rights in connection therewith.

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms Tier 2

WongPartnership LLP has a longstanding association with the private equity sector, including the establishment of funds. It advises some of the biggest private equity houses in the world. The firm also has a broader investment funds practice covering hedge funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, fund-of-funds and other collective investment schemes. It has achieved further prominence in REITs. Fully aligned with industry trends, the firm has made a further impression in social and environmental impact funds, along with data centre development funds. Low Kah Keong heads the asset management and funds practice, which includes private funds specialist Felicia Marie Ng.

Practice head(s):

Low Kah Keong

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Core team of partners, who understand our business and are at the top in their respective fields.’

‘Low Kah Keong is commercial, sharp, knowledgeable and responsive.’

Key clients

TPG Capital, L.P.

KKR Asia Limited.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

L Catterton

Lendlease Investment Management

B Capital Group

East Ventures

Indies Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley Real Estate

Silver Lake Partners

ABC World Asia Pte. Ltd.

CapitaLand Limited

Jungle Ventures

Tower Capital Asia

Redbadge Pacific

Work highlights

  • Acted for Tower Capital Asia, a Singapore-based private equity firm, in its maiden blind-pool private equity fund at US$379 million, surpassing its original target of US$300 million.
  • Acted as fund counsel to PATRIZIA in a strategic partnership with a major Asian institutional investor to invest up to JPY 150 billion in Japanese real estate.
  • Acted as transaction counsel to CapitaLand Investment (CLI) in the establishment of a China data centre development fund with a fund size of S$530 million.

Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 2

The practice at WongPartnership LLP handles a mixture of transactional and contentious tax matters, including tax planning, stamp duty, goods and services tax and property tax, as well as advising clients on the tax aspects of debt financing, restructuring and real estate deals. Tan Kay Kheng leads the practice and is a key name for tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Tan Kay Kheng

Key clients

HSBC Institutional Trust Services

First Sponsor Group

United Overseas Bank

ESR Cayman

Fraser Property Treasury Pte

Be Bright

Work highlights

  • Acted as Singapore tax counsel for Olam International on its outstanding debt capital markets obligations and its liability management exercise.
  • Advised The Bank of N.T Butterfield & Son on the Singapore legal and regulatory aspects of its purchase of Credit Suisse’s trust businesses in Singapore, the Bahamas and Guernsey.
  • Assisted Polestar with its merger with Gores Guggenheim at an approximate $20b enterprise valuation.

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 2

WongPartnership LLP acts for large-scale telecoms companies on a range of commercial and regulatory issues arising under the Telecommunications Act and Telecom Competition Code, in addition to the full gamut of telecoms services agreements. Other key areas of expertise include mission critical IT rollouts for software systems and digital initiatives, as well as media-related investment, creation, distribution, and exploitation projects. Practice leader Lam Chung Nian has a ‘wealth of knowledge’ in regulatory, transactional, enforcement, and advisory projects across the telecoms, media, IT, and data protection arenas. Kylie Peh, who advises on regulatory compliance and licensing mandates in the telecoms sector, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Lam Chung Nian

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has a good understanding of the business and global trends.’

‘Lam Chung Nian has a wealth of experience.’

‘The team stands out for its expertise and is making a further impression in digital, cryptocurrency and metaverse issues.’

‘Lam Chung Nian has broad experience advising on transactional, enforcement and advisory matters (both contentious and non-contentious) in his areas of specialisation.’

‘Lam Chung Nian has not only the legal knowledge but also a wealth of knowledge of the trends and market in Singapore.’

‘I highly recommend and will work with this law office again.’

‘Excellent knowledge and very friendly.’

Key clients

Singapore Airlines Ltd.

DBS Bank Ltd.

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd.

Government Technology Agency

KrisShop Pte. Ltd.

Singtel Telecommunications Ltd.

Algorand Foundation

Decathlon Singapore Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in its strategic partnerships with various buy-now-pay-later platforms, in particular, ShopBack and Pace, and Shopback on KrisShop’s participation in the cashback programme.
  • Represented a client in its strategic partnerships with Atome, a buy-now-pay-later platform, to offer such payment option to its customers.

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms Tier 2

WongPartnership LLP’s team excels in corporate and regulatory investigations and compliance matters. As such, the practice regularly undertakes advisory work for government-led investigations, in addition to large internal investigations for private entities including banks, financial institutions and individuals. The team has a wide offering across all aspects of defence counsel and covers cases involving corporate and market misconduct and financial services regulation, as well as a range of data privacy, crypto, anti-bribery, enforcement, and anti-corruption services. The team is notably multidisciplinary and regularly undertakes multi-jurisdictional and cross-border mandates, drawing on relevant expertise though the firm’s wider network. Jenny Tsin is noted for her expertise in employee-related matters, while Joy Tan handles contentious investigations, regulatory issues and disputes. Tan Chee Meng SC, a former CAD prosecutor, is a key player in the firm’s enforcement and investigations cases, while Melanie Ho has experience in global investigations and technology offences,.

Practice head(s):

Joy Tan

Other key lawyers:

Chee Meng Tan SC; Melanie Ho; Jenny Tsin; Ong Pei Chin

Testimonials

‘Responsive and practical.’

‘Joy Tan is experienced and solutions-oriented.’

‘We primarily work with Jenny Tsin, who is very practical in her advice, grasps our needs quickly and is tenacious in defending our rights, yet practical in her approach to resolve issues.’

‘Joy Tan is commercial savvy and is capable of delivering solution-oriented advice.’

‘Meticulous and able to produce practical advice.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended the marketing agent, security party and its director, against allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duties and dishonest assistance at both first instance and the appeal in a multi-faceted cross-border investment dispute involving Canadian crude oil investments.
  • Advising Mr Y in his capacity as former CEO of Company B, in relation to ongoing investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau in Singapore.
  • Acted for Mr Chang Peng Hong Clarence who faced 20 charges of corruption and 27 secondary charges for transferring property representing the benefits of criminal conduct.

Singapore > Insurance: local firms Tier 3

Praised as a ‘the first port of call on any insurance matter’, WongPartnership LLP acts for start-ups, multinational insurers and insurance intermediaries on a range of mandates, from licensing, regulatory and compliance issues to corporate, commercial and restructuring transactions. The team is also noted for its capability in insurance disputes, including enforcement investigations under the insurance and anti-money laundering legislation. ‘Extremely knowledgeableHui Choon Yuen leads the team, and is supported by Joy Tan and senior associate Marie Lim.

Practice head(s):

Hui Choon Yuen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Experienced partners with a dedicated group of associates, who deliver the right quality of work in the most efficient way.’

‘They have insightful knowledge in regulatory processes, a good standing and knowledge of regulators.’

‘The team has a fantastic understanding of the sector and would be our first port of call on any insurance matter. They sit within a very strong firm and are able to draw on a wide range of relevant specialist expertise which makes for a particularly good experience of working with them.’

‘Hui Choon Yuen and Marie Lim are both excellent, commercial, proactive and understand the objectives and work collaboratively to achieve those objectives as efficiently as possible.’

‘Very comprehensive knowledge of insurance laws and regulations in Singapore.’

‘Hui Choon Yuen is extremely knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Asurion

Work highlights

  • Assisting a client to set up a captive insurer in Singapore (which includes the application for a captive insurer licence) and advising on the various regulatory requirements.
  • Advised on suitable structures and arrangements in relation to offerings such that it is consistent with insurance regulations in Singapore.
  • Acted for a client, the respondent, in a contractual dispute involving the interpretation of a post-termination settlement/remuneration clause in parties’ distribution agreement under the auspices of SIAC.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms Tier 3

The international arbitration practice at WongPartnership LLP has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations, with investor-state arbitrations and the enforcement of arbitral awards key areas of focus of the team. Both based in Singapore, Chou Sean Yu is the head of the litigation and disputes practice, with Koh Swee Yen SC leading the wider international arbitration practice. Wendy Lin is a key name within the team, alongside Hock Keng Chan.

Practice head(s):

Chou Sean Yu; Koh Swee Yen SC

Other key lawyers:

India > Foreign firms Tier 4

Now jointly led by Singapore-based duo Smitha Menon and Koh Swee Yen, the ‘high-quality‘ India group at WongPartnership LLP handles both advisory and contentious matters, including inbound and outbound investments, restructuring and insolvency issues, and arbitrations. Menon has extensive commercial arbitration experience and handles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency proceedings, while litigator Koh is highly recommended for her practice as counsel in international arbitrations. Also in the core team is Teck Wee Tiong, who has a growing commercial and corporate dispute practice.

Practice head(s):

Smitha Menon; Swee Yen Koh

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘WongPartnerhip is one of the most sophisticated firms we have worked with. We have dealt with the disputes team for the most part. That vertical comprises extremely high-quality individuals.’

‘Koh Swee Yen fights hard for the client in the most difficult of cases and has a knack for finding persuasive points that aren’t apparent. Tiong Teck Wee is simply one of the brightest and most diligent lawyers at the firm and remains calm in the face of an otherwise heated dispute.’

‘The sheer attention to detail and a wealth of experience that feeds well into the right strategy to adopt – that is one of the most valuable assets of the team at WongPartnership.’

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

SBS Holdings, Inc.

Raffles Education Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Deutsche Telekom AG in proceedings to enforce an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of India, with a significant quantum in dispute in excess of US$140m.
  • Acted for KKR on its US$400m investment into Serentica Renewables India Private Limited (a decarbonisation platform that provides clean energy solutions for energy-intensive industries) by way of subscription of securities issued by its parent company, Serentica Renewables (Singapore) Private Limited.

Indonesia > Foreign firms

WongPartnership LLP contains experienced practitioners in dispute resolution and M&A transactions that arise in Indonesia and collaborates with Makes & Partners to handle matters in the region. Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara, who regularly advises on cross-border restructuring matters, leads the Indonesia practice alongside Mark Choy and James Choo.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara; Mark Choy; James Choo

Testimonials

‘Billy Bernadus is superior to other lawyers for his ability to explain and resolve issues, while conscious of the corporate governance requirements of publicly listed companies.’

‘The team is able to manage matters efficiently and professionally and the lawyers have a good understanding of local law. ’

‘The team is knowledgeable in both Singapore and Indonesian companies law. They keep the client informed with any changes promptly and take comments seriously.’

‘The team is well versed in the needs of foreign clients, particularly in the areas where Indonesian law is different from common law jurisdictions.’

Key clients

Go-Ventures Investments Pte. Ltd.

Broom

Ionic Global Holding Pte. Ltd.

KitaBeli

Kitalulus

EQT Partners Singapore Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a global investment company in their investment in Sociolla.
  • Advising Go-Ventures in the series seed funding round of Fairatmos, an Indonesian-based carbon technology platform.
  • Advised on the investment of EQT Partners in PT Indesso Primatama.

Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is a market leader and one of the largest law firms in the country. We offer our clients access to our vast network spanning our office in China, practices in India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and WPG, a regional law network of member firms in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.

Our expertise spans the full suite of legal services to include both advisory and transactional work where we have been involved in landmark corporate transactions, as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. WongPartnership is also a member of the globally renowned World Law Group, one of the oldest and largest networks of leading law firms.

We are a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”). As a member of the UNGC, we support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

At WongPartnership, we recognise that our clients want to work with the best. As a partnership of exceptional individuals, we are committed in every way to make that happen.As one of the largest law firms in the country,

WongPartnership is well placed to support clients both locally and across the region through our own offices and member firms of WPG, a regional law network. WongPartnership is headquartered in Singapore, with an office in China and practices in India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

WPG brings together a group of prominent law firms across six countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The network includes our Singapore headquarters and office in China as well as our member firms in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Together, clients can expect the best legal advice across ASEAN, China and the Middle East.

Department Name Email Telephone
Asset Management & Funds Low Kah Keong kahkeong.low@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8209
Asset Management & Funds Elaine Chan elaine.chan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8010
Asset Management & Funds Felicia NG felicia.ng@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8203
Banking & Finance Susan Wong susan.wong@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2402
Banking & Finance Christy Lim christy.lim@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2403
Banking & Finance Alvin Chia alvin.chia@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8214
Debt Capital Markets Hui Choon Yuen choonyuen.hui@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8204
Equity Capital Markets Gail Ong gail.ong@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8205
Equity Capital Markets James Choo james.choo@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2418
Equity Capital Markets Karen Yeoh karen.yeoh@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2482
Mergers & Acquisitions Ng Wai King waiking.ng@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8022
Mergers & Acquisitions Andrew Ang andrew.ang@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8007
Mergers & Acquisitions Chan Sing Yee singyee.chan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8018
Antitrust & Competition Ameera Ashraf ameera.ashraf@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8113
Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Chou Sean Yu seanyu.chou@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8133
Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Koh Swee Yen SC sweeyen.koh@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 6876
Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Chan Hock Keng hockkeng.chan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8139
Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Joy Tan joy.tan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8138
Employment Vivien Yui vivien.yui@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8009
Employment Jenny Tsin jenny.tsin@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8110
Financial Services Regulatory Elaine Chan elaine.chan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8010
Financial Services Regulatory Joy Tan joy.tan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8138
Derivatives & Structured Products Rosabel Ng rosabel.ng@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8269
Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Lam Chung Nian chungnian.lam@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8271
Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Kylie Peh kylie.peh@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8259
Energy, Projects & Construction Tay Peng Cheng pengcheng.tay@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8121
Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Ian de Vaz ian.devaz@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8128
Corporate Real Estate Dorothy Marie Ng dorothymarie.ng@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2408
Corporate Real Estate Monica Yip monica.yip@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8208
Restructuring and Insolvency Smitha Menon smitha.menon@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8129
Restructuring and Insolvency Manoj Sandrasegara manoj.sandra@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8106
Tax Tan Kay Kheng kaykheng.tan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8102
Tax Tan Shao Tong shaotong.tan@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8186
Specialist & Private Client Disputes Sim Bock Eng bockeng.sim@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8108
Specialist & Private Client Disputes Melanie Ho melanie.ho@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8127
China Joseph He Jun joseph.he@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8218
China Chong Hong Chiang hongchiang.chong@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8005
China Liang Weitan weitan.liang@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2556
India Smitha Menon smitha.menon@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8129
India Koh Swee Yen SC sweeyen.koh@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 6876
India Low Kah Keong kahkeong.low@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8209
Indonesia Manoj Sandrasegara manoj.sandra@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8106
Indonesia Mark Choy mark.choy@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8014
Indonesia James Choo james.choo@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 2418
Malaysia Chou Sean Yu seanyu.chou@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8133
Malaysia Andrew Ang andrew.ang@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8007
Malaysia Gail Ong gail.ong@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8205
Middle East Mark Choy mark.choy@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8014
Middle East Ian de Vaz ian.devaz@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8128
Philippines Vivien Yui vivien.yui@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8009
Philippines Wendy Lin wendy.lin@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8181
Thailand Gail Ong gail.ong@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8205
Thailand Wendy Lin wendy.lin@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 8181
Vietnam Koh Swee Yen SC sweeyen.koh@wongpartnership.com +65 6416 6876
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Andrew Ang photo Mr Andrew Ang Andrew Ang is the Co-Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and…
Ameera Ashraf photo Ms Ameera Ashraf Ameera Ashraf heads the Antitrust & Competition Practice and is a Partner…
Wen Ni Aw photo Ms Wen Ni Aw Aw Wen Ni is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client…
Lee Hwai Bin photo Mr Lee Hwai Bin Lee Hwai Bin is a Partner in the Firm’s Infrastructure, Construction &…
Elaine Chan photo Ms Elaine Chan Elaine Chan is the Co-Head of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice.
Yu Xin Chan photo Ms Yu Xin Chan Chan Yu Xin is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client…
Hock Keng Chan photo Mr Hock Keng Chan Chan Hock Keng is the Co-Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Qi-Yang Chang photo Mr Qi-Yang Chang Chang Qi-Yang is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.
Man Phing Chang photo Ms Man Phing Chang Chang Man Phing is a Partner in the Professional and Enterprise Disputes…
Laura Chang photo Ms Laura Chang Laura Chang is a Partner in the Energy, Projects & Construction Practice.
David Chee photo Mr David Chee David Chee is a Partner in the Private Wealth and Middle East…
Tan Chee Meng SC photo Mr Tan Chee Meng SC Tan Chee Meng, Senior Counsel, is Deputy Chairman of WongPartnership.
Tay Peng Cheng photo Mr Tay Peng Cheng Tay Peng Cheng is the Head of the Energy, Projects & Construction…
Monisha Cheong photo Ms Monisha Cheong Monisha Cheong is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.
Alvin Chia photo Mr Alvin Chia Alvin Chia is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice.
Joel  Chng photo Mr Joel Chng Joel Chng is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special…
Audrey  Chng  photo Ms Audrey Chng Audrey Chng is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.  
Hong Chiang  Chong photo Ms Hong Chiang Chong Chong Hong Chiang is Head of the China Practice and a Partner…
Clayton Chong photo Mr Clayton Chong Clayton Chong is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special…
Josephine Choo photo Ms Josephine Choo Josephine Choo is the Deputy Head of the Specialist & Private Client…
James Choo photo Mr James Choo James Choo is a Partner in the Equity Capital Markets and Indonesia…
Tan Choo Leng photo Ms Tan Choo Leng Tan Choo Leng is a Senior Consultant in WongPartnership.
Mark Choy photo Mr Mark Choy Mark Choy is the Co-Head of the Private Equity and Special Situations…
Trevor Chuan photo Mr Trevor Chuan Trevor Chuan is a Partner in the Debt Capital Markets and Sustainability…
Soong Wen E photo Ms Soong Wen E Soong Wen E is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.
Sim Bock Eng photo Ms Sim Bock Eng Sim Bock Eng is the Head of the Specialist & Private Client…
Cornelia Fong  photo Ms Cornelia Fong  Cornelia Fong is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Lesley Fu photo Ms Lesley Fu Lesley Fu is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice.
Wei Wei Goh photo Ms Wei Wei Goh Goh Wei Wei is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Wei Jie Ho photo Ms Wei Jie Ho Ho Wei Jie is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Melanie Ho photo Ms Melanie Ho Melanie Ho is the Head of the Professional and Enterprise Disputes Practice…
Kevin Ho photo Mr Kevin Ho Kevin Ho is Co-Head of the Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice and…
Tan Teck Howe photo Mr Tan Teck Howe Tan Teck Howe is the Deputy Head of the Corporate Real Estate…
Chan Jia Hui photo Mr Chan Jia Hui Chan Jia Hui is a Partner in the Antitrust & Competition, Corporate…
Tan  Kai Yun photo Ms Tan Kai Yun Tan Kai Yun is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency, and…
Annabel Kang photo Ms Annabel Kang Annabel Kang is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Clarence  Kang photo Mr Clarence Kang Clarence Kang is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice.
Low Kah Keong photo Mr Low Kah Keong Low Kah Keong is the Head of the Asset Management & Funds…
Tan Kay Kheng photo Mr Tan Kay Kheng Tan Kay Kheng heads the Firm’s Tax Practice and is also a…
Ng Wai King photo Ng Wai King Ng Wai King is the Chairman and Managing Partner of WongPartnership.
Jill Ann Koh photo Ms Jill Ann Koh Jill Ann Koh is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Clarissa Koh photo Ms Clarissa Koh Clarissa Koh is a Partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice and…
Lay Theng Kua photo Ms Lay Theng Kua Kua Lay Theng is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering…
Dawn  Law photo Ms Dawn Law Dawn Law is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Business…
Felix  Lee photo Mr Felix Lee Felix Lee is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice.
Kyle Lee photo Mr Kyle Lee Kyle Lee is the Co-Head of the WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital…
Si Min Lee photo Ms Si Min Lee Lee Si Min is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Jayne Lee photo Ms Jayne Lee Jayne Lee is a Partner in the Corporate Governance and Compliance and…
Jiamin Leow photo Ms Jiamin Leow Leow Jiamin is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.
Oliver Li photo Mr Oliver Li Oliver LI is a Senior Legal Consultant in the China Practice.
Weitan  Liang photo Mr Weitan Liang Liang Weitan is a Partner in the China Practice.
Alvin Lim photo Mr Alvin Lim Alvin Lim is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client Disputes…
Christy Lim photo Ms Christy Lim Christy Lim is the Head of the Banking & Finance Practice.
Angela Lim  photo Ms Angela Lim  Angela Lim is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Chunlong Lin photo Mr Chunlong Lin Lin Chunlong is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and…
Wendy Lin photo Ms Wendy Lin Wendy Lin is the Deputy Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Quak Fi Ling photo Ms Quak Fi Ling Quak Fi Ling is the Co-Head of the Private Equity and Sustainability…
Daniel Liu photo Mr Daniel Liu Daniel Liu is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special…
Jen Vern Loh photo Ms Jen Vern Loh Loh Jen Vern is a Partner in the Equity Capital Markets Practice.
Chee Shan Long photo Mr Chee Shan Long Long Chee Shan is a Partner in the Equity Capital Markets Practice.
Linda  Low photo Ms Linda Low Linda Low is a Partner in the Energy, Projects & Construction Practice.…
Paul Loy photo Mr Paul Loy Paul Loy is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client Disputes…
Smitha Menon photo Ms Smitha Menon Smitha Menon is the Head of the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice…
Miao Miao photo Mr Miao Miao Miao Miao is the Deputy Head of the China Practice.
Jaclyn  Neo photo Dr Jaclyn Neo Dr Jaclyn NEO is a Consultant in WongPartnership.
Dorothy Marie Ng photo Ms Dorothy Marie Ng Dorothy Marie Ng is the Co-Head of the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Rosabel Ng photo Ms Rosabel Ng Rosabel Ng is the Head of the Derivatives & Structured Products Practice…
Felicia Marie Ng photo Ms Felicia Marie Ng Felicia Marie Ng is a Partner in the Asset Management & Funds…
Lam Chung Nian photo Mr Lam Chung Nian Lam Chung Nian is the Head of the Intellectual Property, Technology &…
Sin Wei Ong photo Mr Sin Wei Ong Ong Sin Wei is the Co-Head of the WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture…
Pei Chin Ong photo Ms Pei Chin Ong Ong Pei Chin is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Gail Ong photo Ms Gail Ong Gail Ong is the Head of the Equity Capital Markets Practice.
Alessa  Pang photo Ms Alessa Pang Alessa Pang is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes, and…
Kylie Peh photo Ms Kylie Peh Kylie Peh is a Partner in the Intellectual Property, Technology & Data…
Joel Quek photo Mr Joel Quek Joel Quek is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes, and…
Vithiya Rajendra photo Ms Vithiya Rajendra Vithiya Rajendra is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice.
Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara photo Mr Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara Manoj Pillay Sandrasegara is Co-Head of WongPartnership’s Special Situations Advisory Practice and…
OH  Sheng Loong Frank photo Mr OH Sheng Loong Frank Frank Oh Sheng Loong is a Partner in the Banking & Financial…
Serene Soh photo Ms Serene Soh Serene Soh is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Vishi Sundar photo Mr Vishi Sundar
Joy Tan photo Ms Joy Tan Joy Tan is the Co-Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice,…
Li Wen Tan photo Ms Li Wen Tan Tan Li Wen is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice.
Jerry Tan photo Mr Jerry Tan Jerry Tan is a Partner in the Corporate Real Estate Practice.
Bernadette Tan photo Ms Bernadette Tan Bernadette Tan is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice.
Anna  Tan photo Ms Anna Tan Anna Tan is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.
Rachel Tan photo Ms Rachel Tan Rachel Tan is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.
Lesley Tan photo Ms Lesley Tan Lesley Tan is a Partner in the Energy, Projects & Construction Practice.
Shangwei  Tang photo Mr Shangwei Tang Tang Shangwei is a Partner in the Professional & Enterprise Disputes Practice…
Hsiao-Huey  Teo photo Ms Hsiao-Huey Teo Hsiao-Huey Teo is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.
Edward Ti photo Mr Edward Ti Edward Ti is a Consultant in WongPartnership LLP and a principal member…
Teck Wee Tiong photo Mr Teck Wee Tiong Tiong Teck Wee is the Co-Head of the Sustainability & Responsible Business…
Tan Shao Tong photo Mr Tan Shao Tong Tan Shao Tong is the Deputy Head of the Tax Practice.
Jenny Tsin photo Ms Jenny Tsin Jenny Tsin is the Co-Head of the Employment Practice and a Partner…
Lim Wei Lee photo Ms Lim Wei Lee Lim Wei Lee is the Deputy Head of the firm’s Banking &…
Meng Meng Wong photo Mr Meng Meng Wong Wong Meng Meng, Senior Counsel, founded WongPartnership in 1992.  
Susan Wong photo Ms Susan Wong Legal Practitioner
Chan Sing Yee photo Ms Chan Sing Yee Chan Sing Yee is the Co-Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice…
Monica Chong Wan Yee photo Ms Monica Chong Wan Yee Partner – Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.
Koh Swee Yen SC photo Ms Koh Swee Yen SC Senior Counsel, Head of International Arbitration, Partner – Commercial & Corporate Disputes…
Stephanie  Yeo  photo Ms Stephanie Yeo Stephanie Yeo is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special…
Karen Yeoh photo Ms Karen Yeoh Karen Yeoh is a Partner in the Equity Capital Markets Practice.
Annabelle Yip photo Ms Annabelle Yip Annabelle Yip is a Senior Consultant in WongPartnership LLP and a principal…
Monica Yip photo Ms Monica Yip Monica Yip is the Head of the Corporate Group which predominantly encompasses…
Alma Yong photo Ms Alma Yong Alma Yong is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.
Tian Sion Yoong photo Mr Tian Sion Yoong Tian Sion Yoong is a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory, the…
Chou Sean Yu photo Chou Sean Yu Chou Sean Yu is the Deputy Managing Partner of WongPartnership and Head…
Hui Choon Yuen photo Mr Hui Choon Yuen Hui Choon Yuen is the Head of the Financial Services Group (which…
Vivien Yui photo Ms Vivien Yui Vivien Yui is the Co-Head of the Employment Practice and is a…
Ian de Vaz photo Mr Ian de Vaz Ian De Vaz is the Head of the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering…
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WongPartnership is a people-driven organisation built, since its inception, on a strong foundation of diversity within its ranks. We firmly believe that opportunities and advancement in the firm must be based on merit.

In 2018, WongPartnership clinched the “Best National Firm for Women in Business Law” award for a record fifth time and the “Best Firm in Singapore” award for a record seventh time at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Asia Women in Business Law Awards. In addition to the main awards, WongPartnership also won the inaugural “Best National Firm for Talent Management” award and “Best Firm for Diversity by National Firm” award. To date, the firm has garnered 20 Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Asia Women in Business Law Awards since 2011. These awards are testament to the positive impact that initiatives such as structured training programmes, varied career paths and flexible work arrangements have had on our lawyers and staff.

Place in the Community

WongPartnership is proud to be part of a vibrant and diverse legal landscape. Beyond that, we are also proud to be part of the wider community and recognise the importance of giving back to society.

WongPartnership actively participates in and contributes financially to various pro bono initiatives in Singapore. Our Pro Bono Practice provides legal services to charities and Institutions of a Public Character, to carry out their advisory and transactional work on a non-fee paying basis. Our lawyers also volunteer at legal clinics throughout the country and are also given secondment opportunities should they wish to be more involved in pro bono work. Aside from pro-bono work, WongPartnership also provides generous financial aid to many charities in Singapore. Several of our partners also sit on the board of not-for-profit organisations.

WongPartnership has been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of the top 25 law firms in Asia with notable Corporate Social Responsibility work. We were also previously named the “Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year” by the same publication in its Southeast Asia Law Awards.


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TESTIMONIAL: “The firm provides sound legal advice with a good grasp of commercial issues, very professional and can be relied upon for good client care even after the transaction is closed.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “It was comforting to be handled by a team that doesn’t just do the work, but makes sure you are completely apprised of the local laws, rules, regulations and practices.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “It’s one of the most responsive law firms in terms of turnaround time – they always ensure the teams are big enough and experienced enough to handle the transaction.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “It is a very professional and reputable firm with many capable lawyers. They have proved their ability through the cases that they have fought and won for us.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “By far one of the best in the business. Their client service is very good.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “They are responsive and can do Singapore-based as well as internationally focused work. They have a great team environment and are very user-friendly. They are very knowledgeable about the law but also offer strategic and commercial advice.”


Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is an award-winning law firm and one of the largest in the country. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network, we are a leading provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East.

The WPG network includes our Singapore headquarters, offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Myanmar, as well as our member firms – Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Foong & Partners (Malaysia), Makes & Partners (Indonesia) and ZGLaw (Philippines). Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region. We have lawyers dedicated to supporting other country practices, including India, Thailand and Vietnam. The benefits for clients working on transactions in these jurisdictions include our relationships with local lawyers and our familiarity with local legal developments.

WongPartnership is also a member of the globally renowned World Law Group, one of the oldest and largest networks of leading independent full-service law firms. The World Law Group today has 59 member firms in 89 countries, with over 410 offices and 1800 lawyers world-wide. The World Law Group is one of a few “Elite”-ranked (Band 1) law firm networks, according to Chambers & Partners.

We are also proud to be the only Singapore member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world’s largest alliance of employment and labour law practitioners of the highest calibre. The ELA currently has more than 3,000 lawyers in over 100 countries and is ranked in Band 1 in the Employment & Labour – Global-wide in Chambers Global.

Our Awards and Accolades

WongPartnership has been consistently ranked as a leading firm across all practice areas in various publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific & Global, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. We also received the inaugural Best Law Firm in Singapore award in FinanceAsia Country Awards.

WongPartnership has also been consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading law firm in the areas of corporate investigations, international arbitration, and cross-border restructuring and insolvency in Global Investigations Review 100, Global Arbitration Review 100, and Global Restructuring Review 100 respectively.