CHANG Qi-Yang is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

His main areas of practice are commercial and corporate disputes, employment and international arbitration.

Qi-Yang regularly advises on a broad range of legal issues, including commercial and contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, defamation, workplace safety and health investigations and all aspects of employment law.

Qi-Yang graduated from the National University of Singapore, where he was also awarded the Koh Han Kok Book Prize. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2011.

Matters of significance in which Qi-Yang has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • Counsel for one of the most prominent private equity firms in Asia in respect of an employment termination and carried interest claim in excess of US$75 million.
  • Successfully acted as lead counsel in an international arbitration for a Chinese steel company against one of the largest listed steel conglomerates in India to enforce payment which was intercepted by a third party fraudster.
  • Successfully acted for the incoming master tenants and management at the former Bukit Timah Turf Club to prove a conspiracy by the outgoing master tenants to injure their business.
  • Lead counsel in a shareholders’ dispute involving the company which produced the "The LKY Musical".
  • Singapore Press Holdings Limited in a copyright infringement action involving a controversial Singapore website known as "The Real Singapore".
  • Regularly advising large multinational employers on labour disputes, trade union agreements, internal and regulatory investigations.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes

Qi-Yang has been recommended by his clients as their "go-to lawyer because of his understanding of the law is sound, provides practical advice and is fee-sensitive" according to The Legal 500: Asia Pacific Guide.