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About Yong Wei Chan

Yong Wei Chan is counsel in our Singapore office, specialising in international arbitration and complex commercial and corporate litigation. He has advised and acted for corporates, State entities and high net-worth individuals in a broad range of matters, including disputes relating to coal, steel, precision electronics, telecommunications, share options, investment trusts, structured finance, M&A, public-private partnerships, bribery and corruption, and fine art. He has an international practice, having handled disputes arising in Asia, Europe, the United States, South America and other parts of the world. He has extensive experience as an advocate in international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional; and before the Singapore courts, where he has also appeared as amicus curiae.

Yong Wei is admitted to practice in Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.


Recent work

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.

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.

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 [2017] 4 SLR 877.