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Josh Wong

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Signature Litigation LLP

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Litigation, International Arbitration


Josh is a highly experienced commercial and corporate litigation and international arbitration lawyer, with a particular focus in shareholder disputes, security, asset tracing and enforcement actions which involve multiple jurisdictions.

Josh acts for a broad range of clients including in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing and retail sectors and regularly acts for and against Chinese-based organisations, utilising his in-depth knowledge and experience of practicing in both China and Hong Kong. He has extensive expertise representing clients in ad hoc arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL rules.

Josh is native Chinese, speaks fluent Cantonese and professional Mandarin, and is a regular speaker on issues relating to China at events organised by the China Britain Business Council, UK Trade and Investment and China Britain Law Institute. Josh is Chair of the Northern Chapter of the Hong Kong UK Business reform.


Associate Herbert Smith Freehills 2004; Senior Associate Herbert Smith Freehills 2006; Partner DLA Piper 2010; Partner Signature Litigation 2017


Mandarin, Cantonese


University of Warwick; Nottingham Law School

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Signature Litigation LLP¬†is ‚Äėa specialist commercial litigation boutique with a strong presence in civil fraud‚Äô, it has ‚Äėan excellent caseload and real experience in the field‚Äô. The firm is adept at investigating, initiating and defending high-profile, multiparty and multi-jurisdictional civil fraud claims. It represents the Ivanishvili family in a claim against various entities in the Credit Suisse Group relating to fraudulent handling and investment of family assets in a case worth between $500m and $800m. The firm continues to act in a very high-profile case for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) claim that certain categories of documents, currently withheld by ENRC are not subject to legal professional privilege. ‚ÄėExtremely creative and lateral lawyer‚Äô Graham Huntley¬†and ‚Äėextremely experienced operator‚Äô Julian Connerty¬†head the team alongside the recent lateral hire Simon Bushell, who is ‚Äėan excellent litigator, constantly striving for ways to improve a case or undermine his opponents‚Äô. Josh Wong¬†joined as partner.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP 'does a good job of predicting the potential moves of opponents and taking countermeasures in advance'. The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders, which brought unprecedented claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act’s section 90, against RBS with respect to its failed 2008 rights issue; the work involved the first major test of the section 90 liability, supported by a huge evidential a>nd forensic review of RBS’ businesses, particularly in relation to liquidity, capital and credit market exposure. The team also acted for Desiman, a property company, against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling LIBOR- referenced interest rate swaps; breach of implied representations; and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers.Graham Huntley is the founding partner and Abdulali Jiwaji 'has an ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice'. Other highly rated litigators are Simon Bushell, Julian Connerty, Daniel Spendlove and Natalia Chumak, along with Adam Rooney, Hermes Marangos, Ioannis Alexopoulos and Josh Wong, while Rory Spillman is a notable senior associate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

'A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity', Signature Litigation LLP is a highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases. The practice advised the ECU Group in a pre-action disclosure application against HSBC UK, HSBC Private Bank and HSBC USA for trading data involving a series of foreign exchange trades in excess of £400m. Graham Huntley is the recommended founding partner; Abdulali Jiwaji 'has excellent interpersonal skills, is very good with clients and a pleasure to work with'; and Daniel Spendlove is 'very smart, client focused and details-oriented'. Other key contacts include Simon Bushell, Ioannis Alexopoulos, Natalia Chumak, Hermes Marangos, Adam Rooney, Julian Connerty and Josh Wong .

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Signature Litigation LLP 'has a strong and experienced arbitration team'. The practice has substantial experience acting for clients in high-value, complex international arbitrations; and is particularly noted for disputes work involving Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The key contacts are Natalia Chumak, Ioannis Alexopoulos, Adam Rooney and Josh Wong. Counsel Neil Newing, who joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, and senior associate Nick Storrs are also highly regarded.

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