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Ronald JJ Wong

Covenant Chambers LLC | Website

  • 8 Eu Tong Sen Street #13-83, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059818, (Office 2, lift lobby beside SUBWAY).

About

Ronald believes that lawyering is about serving people to bring about justice, peace and joy.

He commenced his legal career at one of the Big Four law firms, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. His practice is in commercial litigation & arbitration, advising and representing institutional and individual clients in a broad range of disputes from multi-million dollar investment claims to employment disputes.

He also enjoys a corporate business advisory practice on various areas including regulatory advice, financial services, trusts and wealth management, corporate transaction advice and non-profit organisations.

Ronald volunteers pro bono with HealthServe, various legal clinics, LAB and CLAS, advocates for social justice in various platforms, and frequently authors academic and thought papers, some of which have been published in various journals.

Sample cases & experience:

Advised and successfully acted for an investment fund manager and a large global bank in a claim against a foreign guarantor for sums in excess of US$50 million due under a cross-border syndicated loan agreement. The claim involved the determination of novel conflicts of laws issues regarding the law governing capacity to contract, and a stay of proceedings on grounds of forum non conveniens.

Advised a foreign investor on suspected money laundering activities in relation to, and suspected misappropriation of, a multi-million dollar investment in a fund. Advised investor on potential breaches of regulatory obligations and duties by the Singapore-licensed fund manager imposed by statute and regulations issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Advised a large global bank on a potential dispute with a South-East Asian bank and a trading company relating to purported non-compliant presentation of documents in respect of a letter of credit.

Advised and acted for a global company in the offshore oil and gas industry in a multi-million dollar claim regarding a multi-million dollar dispute in relation to an Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Construction (“EPIC”) contract.

Advised high net worth foreign private clients on complex trust structures, wealth management and novel personal property issues.

Advised and acted for a shareholder director in an appeal to the Court of Appeal relating to the grant of leave to commence a statutory derivative action involving purported breaches of directors’ duties, tort of passing off, violation of intellectual property rights, and usurpation of corporate opportunities.

Advised an international financial institution on employment issues involving termination, bonuses and drafting of relevant documents.

Memberships, associations, positions, and awards:

  • Law Society of Singapore, Member
  • Singapore Academy of Law, Member
  • Healthserve, Volunteer lawyer
  • Assigned Solicitor, Legal Aid Bureau
  • Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, Volunteer lawyer
  • CIL-IAD Summer Research Internship for Research on Public International Law
  • Research assistant in NUS on law of trusts & equity, sovereign wealth funds
  • Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Student editor
  • Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Student editor
  • Koh Han Kok Book Prize (Public International Law)
  • NUS Law Faculty Scholarship
  • AIESEC NTU-SSTI International Online Essay Competition First Prize
  • GlaxoSmithKlein–EDB JC Book Prize (Sir Paul Girolami Book Prize (First Prize))
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Reviews (17)

Ronald worked with us to build and launch two projects: (1) a company-wide raft of operational policies and procedures and (2) a risk management system. All based upon government contracts and KPIs. Ronald managed the building and development phases using his strong project management abilities, contract and compliance knowhow, extensive involvement with teams on the ground and he conducted more than 30 workshops. The workload was much heavier than originally expected but Ronald was entirely nonplussed and delivered both projects to a very high standard. I know that everyone who interacted with Ronald appreciated his calmness and politeness, skill and systemic thinking towards the projects. Thank you Ronald!

Mark B,

Ronald is a “new-age” generation legal advisor who’s constantly aware of client’s needs and offers practical advice and solutions. There’s a unique personal touch from him to ensure that the legal terms are easy to digest and understand by a layman.

J. Koh,

Ronald understood my requirements and was prompt in responding to the brief and his advice was very sound.

J. Hughes,
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