ONG Sin Wei is the Co-Head of the WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital Practice and a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions, FinTech and India Practices.

Sin Wei has extensive experience in corporate and corporate finance matters including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate/investment funds restructuring and fund formation. In addition, he has particular experience in matters involving the venture capital/start-ups (including FinTech), asset management, investment funds and insurance sectors.

Sin Wei trained and qualified as an English solicitor in London with a leading UK international firm. Prior to joining WongPartnership, Sin Wei worked with this leading UK international firm for about a decade in London, Beijing and Singapore. He also worked in Washington DC and Hong Kong S.A.R. with a leading US international firm and a Magic Circle law firm.

Sin Wei graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK and obtained a Master of Laws from The University of Pennsylvania School of Law, USA. He is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales and to the Singapore Bar.

Significant transactions that Sin Wei has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • Red Date Technology, in the establishment of the BSN Foundation in Singapore which is the platform for the international expansion of the blockchain infrastructure of China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) — a public-private nationwide infrastructure project to spur mass adoption of blockchain technology in China (including for China’s digital yuan).
  • Coinhako, Singapore's largest provider of digital wallet solutions for holding cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, on its corporate restructuring and fundraising. 
  • Centrality, the blockchain-based marketplace platform, in its token generation event which raised US$100 million in CENNZ tokens in 6 minutes.
  • Pacific International Lines, PSA International, YCH Holdings and Kerry Logistics in the formation of a Singapore consortium vehicle Connectivity Solutions Pte Ltd, for the purpose of a joint project between Singapore and China known as "Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions".
  • Teleperformance as Singapore counsel in the acquisition of Intelenet Global Services, from Blackstone for US$1 billion.
  • Expedia Inc. in its US$350 million minority investment in Traveloka Holding Limited, a leading South East Asian online travel company.

Related Practices

  • FinTech
  • India
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital

Sin Wei is recognised for his expertise in the area of Startups & Emerging Companies in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022, one client noted that "he understands how commercial deals work and understands the reality of those deals, he knows what you can and cannot do, and finds new ways and alternative methods to solve problems."

Sin Wei is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2018 for the area of Corporate and M&A in Singapore, and has been described as "friendly, responsive and highly knowledgeable". He is recognised as a leading practitioner (since 2017) and as a thought leader (in 2020) by Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance, where he has been highlighted as an exceptional lawyer who “goes above and beyond to understand the needs and objectives of his clients.” He is also recognised as a notable practitioner in Corporate and M&A by IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, since 2018 where he has been praised for his "excellent support".