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 technology law, employment law, startups, investments & financing, regulatory advice, financial services, corporate transactions and acquisitions, and ICOs and blockchain.

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.

He was featured in the Asia Business Law Journal 2018, A-List Singapore’s Top 100 Lawyers, and has been awarded the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Overseas Attachment Scholarship to be attached to Queens Counsels and barristers in Fountain Court Chambers. 

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:

  • Asia Business Law Journal 2018, A-List Singapore’s Top 100 Lawyers
  • Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Overseas Attachment Scholarship – Fountain Court Chambers
  • Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, Member
  • 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 (26)

Ronald has been a great help providing his legal advice to us for our specific situation. His services are prompt and professional. We highly recommend his legal services for your corporate needs.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company,

Ronald was highly effective in providing us with good quality legal service. He was always prompt in his response, and consistently provided comprehensive answers to our queries. Ronald can be trusted on to see through the task from start to end.

D. Pong, CEO,

I engage Ronald from Covenant Chamber LLC though out the legal concerns of my company’s activities. I was first impressed with his prompt response after I’d submitted my first enquiry. With his high standard, professionalism and the ability to advise me as layman in legal aspect understandably. I would recommend others to consult the legal topic with Ronald.

N. Aree, founder, Tech startup,

Mr Ronald Wong provided excellent pro-bono services and advice. He helped to weigh out various options for my case and suggested which was the best course of action to proceed with. His services were prompt, professional and reliable. He understood my needs yet also considered practically how far he could negotiate with the other party without escalating the case. Overall, I had a very good experience engaging Mr Wong’s services. I will definitely consider engaging his services again should I require legal services in the future.

A. F. Lee,
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