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Shaun WONG

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Shaun focuses on cross-border commercial dispute resolutions with a dedicated focus on China-related matters. He is trained and experienced in all major methods of dispute resolution such as litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation, and adopts a multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional approach to deliver solutions for clients. 

Practice AreaArbitrationCommercial LitigationInternational ArbitrationLitigation & Dispute Resolution
Industry GroupHealthcare & Life Sciences

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Background Information

Shaun has acted for both public listed and private limited companies in all aspects of commercial disputes, which include contractual claims, shareholder and partner disputes, corporate governance disputes, insolvency, employment disputes, defamation, intellectual property disputes, and disputes related to sale and purchase of companies.

He is experienced in handling disputes in various industries, including commodity trading, building and construction, oil and gas, international sale of goods, digital currencies, information technology, and healthcare.

Shaun is bilingual, his fluency in both English and Mandarin Chinese gives him an edge in dealing with matters which involves Chinese speaking parties or Chinese documents.

Education

  • Shaun was admitted as Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore (2016), as Solicitor in England and Wales (2018) and as an attorney-at-law in New York State, USA (2020).
  • Shaun attained his Bachelor of Science (Biology) from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and his Master of Science (Computers in biological research) from New York University in 2007, before he attained his Juris Doctor from Singapore Management University in 2015.

Career Highlights

International Arbitration

  • Acted as the leading counsel for the Singapore subsidiary of a Chinese company for claims relating to the long-term supply of commodity products with the disputed amount exceeding 150 million US dollars.
  • Acted as the instructed counsel for a Chinese company for claims relating to the M&A contract of a Korean group of companies against a Japanese MNC.
  • Acted as the leading counsel for a Chinese company in an international trade dispute with the US importer with the disputed amount of more than 6 million US dollars.
  • Acted as the leading counsel for the Chinese Listco in claims relating to a long-term supply of goods contract with the disputed amount over 11 Million US dollars.
  • Acted as the lead counsel and instructed US counsel based in New York for the client in his employment disputes with his US-based former employer with the disputed amount of more than 11 million US dollars.
  • Represented the main contractor in an infrastructure construction disputes against the owner with the disputed amount of more than 50 million US dollars (equivalent).
  • Acted as the leading counsel for a Chinese client in a partnership dispute, with the disputed amount of more than 2 million US dollars.

 

Court

  • Acted as the leading counsel in a dispute between a Chinese company and the French investor relating to their collaboration agreement with the disputed amount of over 6 million Euros.
  • Acted as the leading counsel for the Defendant in successfully staying the proceedings on the ground of Forum Non Conveniens.
  • Acted as the leading counsel for the Applicant in successfully enforcing a foreign arbitral award, which judgment is reported as [2022] SGHC 58.

Memberships & Associations

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)

  • Panel Arbitrator, Nanning Arbitration Commissions, PRC

  • Panel Arbitrator, Nantong Arbitration Commissions, PRC

  • Panel Arbitrator, Nanjing Arbitration Commissions, PRC

  • Panel Arbitrator, Hainan International Arbitration Centre, PRC

  • Panel Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commissions, PRC

  • Certified Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)

  • Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre

  • Member, Society of Construction Law, Singapore

Speaking Engagement & Community Outreach

  • Speaker, “Collaboration with and Facilitation to Foreign Counsel in Cross-border Dispute Resolutions”, Chengdu Annual Conference of the National Lawyers Association for Leading Talents in Foreign-related Matters and Sichuan 'One Belt, One Road' Legal Service Forum (2018)

  • Lecturer, “Multifaceted Dispute Resolutions under ‘One Belt, One Road’”, Lawyers Association of Shandong Province, PRC (2018)

  • Speaker, “Pitfalls Hidden in the Contracts”, Forum for Protection of Overseas Interests of Chinese Enterprises (2019)

  • Speaker, “Recognition and Enforcement of Chinese Civil and Commercial Judgments in Major Common Law Jurisdictions”, Tianjin Lawyers Association ‘Renewal Program for Talents in Foreign-related Matters’ Series, 3rd Lecture (2020)

  • Speaker, “Sanction and Performance of Contacts”, LexisNexis & Junzejun Law Offices Cross-Border Sanction Law Forum (2021)

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