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Jern-Fei Ng

Jern-Fei Ng
Office:
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields
WC2A 3EG
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7813 8000
Fax:
+44 20 7813 8080

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Non-partners

Jern-Fei Ng is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, with offices in London and Singapore, and acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of fields, in particular energy and commodities, shipping, telecommunications and joint venture disputes.

Jern-Fei is recommended as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 UK in six areas of practice, by Chambers and Partners UK in three areas, by The Legal 500 Asia in three areas, by Chambers Asia in two areas and by Chambers Global in three areas. Eight of these are Band 1 recommendations, two are Band 2 recommendations and seven are Band 3 recommendations. The recommendations are in areas as diverse as international arbitration, energy, commodities, shipping, civil fraud and tax, with published client testimonials including: “first-class mind and clearly a silk in the making”; “a formidable advocate”; “on top of his game”; “rising star”; “QC in waiting” with “first-class advocacy skills”; “extremely impressive and effective advocate”; “gets on top of things extremely fast and is quick on his feet”; “encyclopaedic knowledge”; “exceptionally good lawyer”; “complete grasp of all current developments, strategic input and forceful yet polite cross-examination”; “undoubted star junior who goes well past the extra mile”; “brilliant, completely committed to the brief; a great all-rounder”; “ringing endorsements from the market”; “impressive and knows his stuff”; “a thorough and thoughtful advocate who has an agreeable but tough courtroom manner”; “has the ability to sift through complex legal problems, and present practical legal solutions that not only win you the battles, but also the war”; “achieves plaudits not just for a span of work notable for both its depth and breadth, but also for a combination of personality and perspicacity that few might match”.

The breadth of Jern-Fei’s practice is reflected in his recent caseload, highlights of which include acting on his own in a pair of week-long arbitrations in Singapore concerning the Israeli air-conditioning market with claims valued at US$26 million, before going on to appear in London in an arbitration worth US$42 million, concerning the transfer of a participating interest in an Indonesian oil company. In addition, he is currently acting in a US$87m dispute involving allegations of fraud arising out of the sale of an oil rig currently in operation in the Gulf of Mexico. He also acted on his own as sole counsel in a US$29.2 million arbitration involving the supply of lined pipes for use in the oil industry and was also retained as lead counsel on a US$22.5 million dispute arising out of a terminated joint venture between two law firms. Currently instructed as sole counsel in a US$50 million arbitration in respect of a joint venture involving the distribution of books.

Other career highlights include appearing (on his own) for a RBS subsidiary before the ECJ in a case in which he was opposed by six EU member states (including the UK). In addition, he is also developing a practice as arbitrator, with 15 ad hoc and institutional appointments to date (HKIAC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and PCA) and 10 awards published as presiding, sole and/or co-arbitrator. Member of the YSIAC executive committee; a regional ambassador for HK 45; and a co-author of Singapore International Arbitration: Law & Practice (LexisNexis, 2014). He speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia.

WWL says: Jern-Fei Ng impresses peers and clients alike with "his diligent preparation, articulate advocacy and intellectual ability".

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