Mr Christopher Chong > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Investment Disputes Litigation, Employment Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Professional Liability.

Position

Christopher Chong is a senior partner in the Dentons Rodyk Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practices.

Christopher’s main areas of practice are in professional malpractice, commercial litigation and insurance. He has defended hospitals and medical practitioners in medical negligence suits in both the High Court and the State Courts and has represented professionals in disciplinary proceedings. He has acted for various commercial entities in joint venture disputes and contractual disputes. He has provided advice on the drafting of employment agreements, as well as advised and represented parties in disputes relating to allegations of wrongful termination of employment, the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements and claims arising from industrial accidents.

The Firm represents most of the major insurance companies in Singapore and Christopher supervises the personal injury insurance work within the Firm. He is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, whether through litigation in the Singapore courts, mediation or arbitration under the Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre or the International Chamber of Commerce.

Christopher has been appointed a member of one of the ethics committees that review and approve proposed clinical trials conducted in Singapore and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Career

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 2002 – present
HelenYeo & Partners, 1994 – 2002

Languages

English, Mandarin

Memberships

Independent Director, Pacific Healthcare Holdings Ltd (listed on SGX)

Education

LLB (Hons) University of Bristol, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Insurance: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has a broad insurance practice that spans claims involving professional malpractice, property, personal injury, directors and officers liability and aviation. In addition to the claims work, lawyers are also called upon for their regulatory expertise in insurance industry corporate transactions, including M&A and capital markets deals. Jointly leading the team are Edric Pan, a veteran of claims defence work for the firm’s high-profile insurer clients; Christopher Chong, who heads the personal injury practice; and Jacqueline Loke, a regulatory expert who supports insurance-industry transactions. Deputy managing partner of the firm Siang Pheng Lek, is a specialist in defending medical-related claims.