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Jern-Fei Ng QC

Jern-Fei Ng QC

Essex Court Chambers24 Lincoln's Inn FieldsLondonEnglandWC2A 3EG

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"An absolutely brilliant advocate!"
"He is already in the zone of a leader in international arbitration"
"A highly skilled strategist and terrific advocate"
"Very able and a star of the future"
"A go-to advocate"


Jern-Fei Ng is a an experienced counsel specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with 18 years' experience appearing before courts and tribunals and sitting as arbitrator in different jurisdictions, including England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg.
Acted as counsel in over 100 commercial disputes and as arbitrator in some 30 cases (as presiding, sole and co-arbitrator) pursuant to, amongst others, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, PCA and UNCITRAL Rules. Was one of the youngest Queen’s Counsel to be appointed in 2018.

Described in the legal directories as a “highly skilled strategist and terrific advocate”; “a formidable advocate”; with “first-class advocacy skills” that is both “smooth and persuasive”. “One of the most talented counsel I have worked with on issues of strategy, where he is always several steps ahead of the current state of proceedings”. He is “a very talented silk” who “comes up with extremely clever points” and has an ability to “present practical legal solutions that not only win you the battles, but also the war.”

“Extremely intelligent and tactically astute, he is one of a kind and is highly sought after.” “He shows tenacity in fighting his client’s corner and has the ability to swiftly produce forceful oral rebuttals”; “will fight like a gladiator to win the case”; “very proactive and, once instructed, takes control of a case and pushes it forward to the advantage of the client”; “super intelligent, very knowledgeable”.

Described as having a “blue-chip practice”; litigation experience that is “top-class”, with “an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law”; “the most client-friendly barrister at the English Bar”; “superb lawyer and strategist” who “can master complex facts quickly”. He “can eat documents for breakfast”, “is not afraid to get stuck in” and has a “formidable reputation in Asia Pacific as an arbitrator and counsel”.

He has been recommended by: The Legal 500 UK as a leading practitioner in five areas: Commodities; Energy; International Arbitration; Offshore; Tax; The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as a leading practitioner in two areas: Commercial; Shipping and Commodities; Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading practitioner in International Arbitration: The English Bar in the Asia-Pacific Region; International Arbitration: The English Bar in Singapore; and Chambers Global as a leading practitioner in International Arbitration: The English Bar in the Asia-Pacific Region; International Arbitration: The English Bar in Singapore. 

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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