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 (27)

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

J. Hughes,

Ronald is a trustworthy lawyer who provides good counsel for the issues we brought to him. He often went out of the way to uncover issues that may pop up much further down the line and to give guidance on the things to do now to prevent future incidents. We have a great opinion of him as counsel and have a great deal of faith in his expertise. Ronald often responded within the hour and was available when we required his counsel. Ronald often provided advice that was not in our direct scope but also tangentially associated with our requirements down the line. Professional … except he didn’t wear the wig as they do in some tv dramas. Reliable and dependable to provide good advice. Affordable … he charges less than his worth.

J. Soh,

Ronald is able to provide helpful, timely and professional legal advice thru layman format. He will share all the necessary and important information regarding the scenario, implication and consequence of a legal matter. He is attentive and able to provide constructive feedback and concerns with great deal of patience. I would especially like to commend Ronald on his professionalism and superlative skills ! I would also like to recommend Ronald to anyone who needs a good lawyer!

C. T. Tan, financial controller of a listed group of companies manufacturing and distributing appliances,

Ronald Wong is approachable and trustworthy, a lawyer I would happily recommend to friends and relatives.

B. Tan,
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