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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is a fantastic lawyer with great advocacy skills and a strategic mind"
"He is a superb advocate"
"Garreth really knows his stuff"


Garreth Wong is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice.

Garreth has over 17 years of experience representing companies, State-owned entities and States in business-critical, high value complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the leading arbitration rules (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL) governed by a wide variety of national laws.

Matters have included disputes arising from joint ventures, arbitrations related to the energy, oil & gas and mining sectors, construction and infrastructure arbitrations, disputes in the telecommunication and aviation sectors and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as litigation before English courts. He also acts as arbitrator.

His experience spans disputes in Africa, China and East Asia, Europe and Eastern Europe, Russia, and South Asia.

Consistently praised by clients and peers, he is recognised in leading directories as a “Leading Individual” and a “Thought Leader” highly rated in the field of international arbitration. He is described as an “excellent strategist” and a “rising star”, “very thorough and detailed” and “very good at marshalling complex technical evidence”, “reliable and responsive” and “willing to go the extra mile”.

Garreth is qualified as a barrister in England and Wales. He holds a BA and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Cambridge. He speaks English and Malay.

Garreth joined Shearman & Sterling in 2020 after practicing in a magic circle firm and as a barrister at Matrix Chambers, London.

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