TANG Shangwei is a Partner in the Professional & Enterprise Disputes Practice and the White Collar & Enforcement Practice.

Shangwei's areas of practice include oil and gas disputes, company law and fraud related disputes, shareholders disputes, defamation, medical law & negligence disputes, and international arbitration.

Shangwei also specialises in the field of criminal litigation and investigations. He regularly acts for clients as Defence counsel in complex and high value white-collar cases involving, amongst other things, allegations of corruption, bribery, insider / fraudulent trading, securities and future act breaches, money laundering, fraud and/or misappropriation.

Shangwei also regularly acts for corporations, organisations and high net worth individuals in respect of corporate & white collar investigations and asset tracing.

Shangwei is also involved in providing pro bono legal representation in respect of criminal matters for individuals with a need for financial assistance. Shangwei is also a tutor in the preparatory course for the Singapore Bar Examinations run by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education where he tutors students in civil procedure and litigation.

Matters of significance in which Shangwei has been involved in include acting for the following:

  • A Singapore based oil trading house in a transboundary dispute involving concurrent court proceedings in Singapore and arbitration in the United Kingdom. The matter involved a contractual dispute where WongPartnership successfully defended a claim in the arbitration involving an oil cargo with a market value of over US$30 million and successfully resisting an application in the Singapore High Court for a worldwide freezing order.
  • A prominent businessman in a shareholder dispute where a successful claim was made out in minority oppression and conspiracy. The matter involved allegations of diversion of contracts, assets and resources, acting against the business interests of the company and/or exposure of the company to criminal liability.
  • The joint-executors of the estate of the deceased in the successful claim against AIA Singapore Pte Ltd under personal accident policies worth S$1.2 million for the death of the deceased. The matter involved novel legal issues and is now a landmark decision in respect of how the definition of "accident" should be interpreted and applied in Singapore.
  • A Malaysian businessman who was the administrator of his wife's estate in a claim against a prominent General Surgeon for medical negligence. The matter involved issues of whether informed consent was provided and/or whether intra-operative and post-operative treatment were reasonably provided to the patient.
  • The former General Manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council in the widely publicised criminal trial involving allegations of corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
  • The former Managing Director of a large general contracting company involving 537 involving allegations of corruption, bribery and/or the issuance of "supporting quotations" in respect of contracts that were valued in excess of S$40 million.

Related Practices

  • Professional & Enterprise Disputes
  • White Collar & Enforcement

Shangwei has been recognised as a Future Star in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2024.