Yong Wei is a senior associate in our dispute resolution practice group in Hong Kong. He specialises in international arbitration and complex, cross-border litigation.
Yong Wei has acted for clients in high-stakes disputes across a wide range of sectors, including technology, coal, steel, telecommunications, infrastructure and fine art. He has years of experience as counsel in international arbitrations and before the Singapore courts, including the Singapore International Commercial Court. Yong Wei has also appeared as amicus curiae in the Singapore High Court.
Yong Wei is admitted to practice in Singapore. Before joining Freshfields, he was a director in a top-tier disputes practice in Singapore.
Acting for an Indonesian coal producer in a dispute with an Australian technology company arising from a joint venture to exploit novel coal-upgrading technology.
Acting for a Malaysian steel producer in an ICC arbitration with an Italian supplier of steel plants arising from an agreement for the supply of novel steel-processing technology.
Advising a government-linked company in a SIAC arbitration arising from the merger of two banks in Pakistan.
Acting for a state-owned telecommunications company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from a joint venture to supply 3G mobile services.
Advising a global provider of facilities management services on potential disputes arising from a public-private partnership for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a landmark infrastructure project.
Acting for an ultra-high net worth individual in a multi-billion dollar dispute arising from transactions in fine art, and involving proceedings in more than five jurisdictions.
Acting for a high net worth individual in a dispute relating to the 2011 floods in Thailand and their impact on the global supply of hard disk drives.
Acting for the founder of a technology company in an investigation into alleged breaches of the Singapore Stock Exchange listing rules.
Appointed amicus curiae by the Singapore High Court in an urgent application under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Chief Justice of Singapore expressed the Court's "deep appreciation" for Yong Wei's "clear and concise submissions", which the Court found "most helpful" and agreed with: TUC v TUD  4 SLR 877.