Mr Sean Yu Chou > WongPartnership LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group; Banking & Financial Disputes Practice; International Arbitration Practice; Financial Services Regulatory Practice; Malaysia Practice.

Position

Group Head – Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group;
Head – Banking & Financial Disputes Practice;
Partner – International Arbitration, Financial Services Regulatory and Malaysia Practices.

Career

Sean Yu’s main practice areas are in banking & trade finance disputes, insolvency & restructuring, corporate fraud, investigations & asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial & corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort & contractual claims and domestic & international arbitration. Sean Yu is a contributing editor to Singapore Civil Procedure and was a contributor to Halsbury’s Law of Singapore on Finance and Banking. He is a member of the Law Reform Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law and the Immediate Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore Branch). He also serves as an Honorary Racing Steward of the Singapore Turf Club.

Publications 


Work Highlights

Matters of significance in which Sean Yu has been involved in include the following:

  • Defending an SIAC arbitration claim by an international oil & gas company with claims totalling US$500 million concerning production contracts of coalbed gas methane projects in the PRC.
  • Acting for a large Wall Street financial institution in relation to claims relating to the distribution of credit-linked structured notes.
  • Acting for a satellite TV group in an arbitration dispute which culminated in awards for over US$230 million and resulted in a high profile enforcement challenge.
  • Acting for an international private equity firm in a shareholders dispute arising from a US$260 million leveraged buy-out of a technology company.
  • Acting for a Singapore-listed company in a minority oppression action concerning a S$80 million electrical products company.
  • Acting for an international private bank in a cross-border enforcement of banking facilities of over US$200 million.

 

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Memberships

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Insolvency Practitioners Association (Singapore); On the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Maldives International Arbitration Centre, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, and Hainan International Arbitration Court and on the international arbitration list of the Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration.

Education

Admitted: 1994, Singapore Bar; 1993, Bar of England & Wales (Middle Temple). LLB Hons (1st class) (University of Bristol).