AW Wen Ni is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client Disputes Practice and in the Private Wealth Practice.
Wen Ni is a litigator who is involved in high value and complex disputes. Other than having an active practice in general commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, Wen Ni is also experienced in advising clients on contested probate/estate matters, proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act and contentious proceedings with respect to the clients’ significant assets.
Wen Ni has been involved in contentious estate and Mental Capacity Act proceedings where the value of the estate exceeds more than S$200million. Wen Ni also successfully defended Deutsche Bank in the largest private claim (exceeding US$250million) in Singapore.
Wen Ni also advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals on succession planning which include the setting up of trust and family offices in Singapore and applying for the relevant tax exemption schemes
Wen Ni regularly appears as Counsel before the Singapore Courts.
Wen Ni graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Matters of significance in which Wen Ni has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • Deutsche Bank in the largest private banking claim (in excess of US$250million) brought by a former client in the Singapore Courts.
  • An ultra-high-net-worth individual in defending proceedings commenced under the Mental Capacity Act (Cap. 177A).
  • An ultra-high-net-worth individual in proceedings in the Singapore Courts in relation to dispute over his assets as well as co-ordinate related proceedings in Indonesia.
  • A Trust Corporation in proceedings in the Singapore Courts brought against protectors of the trust.
  • An ultra-high-net-worth PRC patriarch on succession and estate planning, including the setting up of family office and applying for relevant tax exemption scheme as well as residency issues for his family.
  • An ultra-high-net-worth Indonesian businesswoman on succession and estate planning including restructuring of business conglomerate and setting up of trust for future generations.

Related Practices

  • Specialist & Private Client Disputes
  • Private Wealth