Paul Wong is a partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Arbitration practice.
Paul's practice includes construction, banking, insolvency and general commercial litigation. He has acted as counsel in numerous construction disputes, both in arbitration and litigation, with a specific emphasis on engineering related issues. Notably, he was one of the counsel acting for the main contractor of Circle Line Contract C824, the main potential defendant in the inquiry into the collapse of Singapore's Nicoll Highway on April 20, 2004. His clients include developers, quantity surveyors, architects, contractors and subcontractors.
Apart from dispute resolution, Paul advises his clients on the drafting of construction related transactions, including numerous forms of construction contracts. He has acted for main contractors in major infrastructure projects in Singapore both in an advisory role and also as counsel. Construction-related cases Paul has worked on include the MRT Circle Line contracts, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System contracts, the Marina Barrage contracts and Marina South District Cooling Plant contracts. Paul has also acted as Singapore law counsel for public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Singapore, including the SMU Hostels project, the MOE Schools project, the NUS University Town project , Changi NEWater project and the Sports Hub project.
Paul's banking and insolvency experience includes recovery work with specific emphasis on facilities secured by land and guarantees, advising liquidators and receivers, and bankruptcy and liquidation cases. Paul has acted in shareholder disputes, insurance claims (general including all risks policies and professional indemnity), employee-employer disputes (including wrongful dismissal cases), employee fraud cases, international contract claims and sale of goods claims.
Paul graduated from National University of Singapore with LLB (Hons).