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Leong Wai Hong

Leong Wai Hong
Firm:
Office:
Unit No. 50-8-1, 8th Floor
Wisma UOA Damansara
50 Jalan Dungun
Damansara Heights
50490
City:
Kuala Lumpur
Country:
Malaysia
Tel:
+603 2081 3999
Fax:
+603 2094 3211

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

Leong Wai Hong was the chairman of Skrine’s executive committee of partners from 2009 to 2013. He heads the dispute resolution division. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, he has practised for more than 27 years in Singapore and Malaysia.

He has appeared as lead counsel in international and domestic arbitrations and in appeals in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, representing clients in corporate and commercial litigation, cross-border disputes, defamation, probate, banking, construction, shareholders, trusts and land acquisition disputes. Many of his cases are reported in the law journals.

He is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and is-on the panel of arbitrators and adjudicators of ICC Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He has sat as arbitrator in ICC arbitrations. He is a notary public and sits on the disciplinary committee panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

He has given expert testimony on Malaysian law in the Singapore High Courts. He has been described as a "sharp and confident" litigator by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific (2010–2011) and “very practical and strategic, with tremendous patience” by clients.

He is listed as one of the world’s leading practitioner in commercial litigation by Who’s Who Legal (2010–2017) and a leading practitioner in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (2013-2016). He is recognised as a “big name” in the litigation field by Who’s Who Legal 100 and a “Dispute Star” by Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2014). He is also-listed as a “leading lawyer” in The Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide for (2015-2017) and a “leading individual-for-dispute-resolution” by Chambers Asia Pacific (2011–2017).

WWL says: Wai Hong Leong is one of Asia's leading figures in litigation and receives praise from peers and colleagues for his first-class abilities.‚Äč

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