Mr Paul Wong > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration & Practice, Arbitration, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate & Investment Disputes, Employment Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Insolvency.

Position

Paul Wong is a senior partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Arbitration practice.

Paul’s practice includes construction, banking, insolvency and general commercial litigation. He has acted as counsel in numerous construction disputes, both in arbitration and litigation, with a specific emphasis on engineering related issues. Notably, he was one of the counsel acting for the main contractor of Circle Line Contract C824, the main potential defendant in the inquiry into the collapse of Singapore’s Nicoll Highway on April 20, 2004. His clients include developers, quantity surveyors, architects, contractors and subcontractors. 

Apart from dispute resolution, Paul advises his clients on the drafting of construction related transactions, including numerous forms of construction contracts. He has acted for main contractors in major infrastructure projects in Singapore both in an advisory role and also as counsel. Construction-related cases Paul has worked on include the MRT Circle Line contracts, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System contracts, the Marina Barrage contracts and Marina South District Cooling Plant contracts. Paul has also acted as Singapore law counsel for public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Singapore, including the SMU Hostels project, the MOE Schools project, the NUS University Town project, Changi NEWater project and the Sports Hub project.

Paul’s banking and insolvency experience includes recovery work with specific emphasis on facilities secured by land and guarantees, advising liquidators and receivers, and bankruptcy and liquidation cases. Paul has acted in shareholder disputes, insurance claims (general including all risks policies and professional indemnity), employee-employer disputes (including wrongful dismissal cases), employee fraud cases, international contract claims and sale of goods claims.

Career

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 2002–present
HelenYeo & Partners, 1998–2002
Khattar Wong & Partners, 1997–1998
HelenYeo & Partners, 1993–1997
Colin Ng & Partners, 1992–1993

Languages

English, Mandarin

Memberships

Arbitrator, Arbitration Scheme Panel of Arbitrators, The Law Society of Singapore
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Society of Construction Law
The Law Society of Singapore

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1991

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Construction: Local firms

Dentons Rodyk has enhanced its regional presence with a notable increase in engagements from contractors on disputes in Indonesia and Malaysia. The firm also represents a number of developers in Singapore, thanks in part to the prominence of its highly-reputed real estate practice. Moreover, it is building its front-end work in Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos and other Southeast Asia jurisdictions. Kirindeep Singh  and Kia Jeng Koh  are dispute resolution partners with a significant focus on the construction industry. Paul Wong  is a seasoned practitioner with a strong track record in contentious and front-end construction matters in Singapore. Philip Jeyaretnam, SC  has become a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore.