WongPartnership announces new appointment in its management team

27 Sep 2022

Singapore, 27 September 2022 – WongPartnership LLP announces a new appointment in its management team. Chou Sean Yu, the Firm’s Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution has been appointed Deputy Managing Partner. He will concurrently continue as Head of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.


Appointed Head of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group in 2020 as part of the Firm’s succession strategy, Sean Yu has overseen the growth of the Firm's over 160-strong Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group since. Under Sean Yu's leadership and guidance, WongPartnership's Litigation & Dispute Resolution team has continued on its trajectory as a leading litigation firm in Singapore with an International Arbitration Practice that is recognised today amongst the top teams globally.


Said Ng Wai King, WongPartnership’s Chairman and Managing Partner, "I warmly congratulate Sean Yu on his appointment as the Firm's Deputy Managing Partner. Sean Yu is an excellent lawyer and leader. He has been an invaluable member of the Firm's Executive Committee for some years now and has been instrumental in driving the growth of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group as well as many other strategic priorities of the Firm. This appointment has been in the works for some time and is part of our efforts to continually strengthen and refresh the management team of the Firm."


Said Chou Sean Yu, "I am deeply honoured to take on this role as the Firm celebrates its 30th anniversary. I wish to thank our past leaders in the Firm, amongst others, Wong Meng Meng SC, Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara and the late Alvin Yeo SC, for their excellent mentorship and leadership guidance, and would work to honour their legacy of building the Firm for our next generation of lawyers. I look forward to supporting Wai King, as he charts the Firm’s future towards even greater heights.”


Sean Yu’s main practice areas are banking & trade finance disputes, insolvency & restructuring, corporate fraud, investigations & asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial & corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort & contractual claims and domestic & international arbitration. Sean Yu is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore and is on the Panel of Arbitrators of various arbitral institutions. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and past Chairman of the Board of its Singapore Branch. Sean Yu has been named for Banking – Regulatory in Who's Who Legal Banking and for International Arbitration in Who's Who Legal Arbitration. Listed as an outstanding lawyer in 2022 Thomson Reuters' Standout Lawyers, an independent global research survey, Sean Yu has also been recognised as a dispute resolution star in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2021 and by Best Lawyers for his expertise across various areas, most recently in arbitration and mediation, insolvency and reorganisation law as well as litigation in 2022. 


To read Chou Sean Yu's full biography, click here.


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About WongPartnership


Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is a market leader and one of the largest law firms in the country. We offer our clients access to our offices in China and Myanmar, and in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, through the member firms of WPG, a regional law network. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.

About WPG, a regional law network

WongPartnership brings together a group of five prominent law firms across seven countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The WPG law network comprises WongPartnership and its member firms Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants (Middle East), Foong & Partners (Malaysia), Makes & Partners (Indonesia) and ZGLaw (Philippines). Doing business together is not only better, it is now easier.

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