Feng Chong We

Senior Associate

Chong We is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group.

Chong We graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2018 and was admitted to the Singapore bar in 2019. Prior to joining Gateway, Chong We trained at one of the largest law firms in Singapore where he continued to practice as an Associate.

Chong We specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, and has a wide range of experience including in technology, investment and insolvency disputes. He has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore courts.

Chong We also has experience in advisory matters, including on compliance with data protection laws. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

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Feng Chong We

  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), National University of Singapore
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Certified Practitioner in Personal Data Protection (Singapore)
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Law Society of Singapore

*Note: This list includes matters worked on before joining Gateway.

  • Acted for an Indonesian shipbuilding company in a SIAC-administered arbitration for payment under a shipbuilding contract. The case arose from a sophisticated email impersonation scam involving email and Domain Name System (DNS) spoofing.
  • Acted for a group of investment companies and high net-worth individuals in relation to the return of their investments in the oil and gas industry through a series of exchangeable loan agreements worth approximately US$64.5 million.
  • Acted for a group of high-net-worth individuals in the Singapore International Commercial Court to recover their cryptocurrency investments worth approximately US$10 million.
  • Acted for The Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong And Burial Ground, a temple and Hainanese clan association, in winding up proceedings brought by the President of the Hainan Hwee Kuan on loss of confidence grounds. The High Court decision is reported at [2022] SGHC 36.
  • Acted for 6DM(S) Pte Ltd, a beer distribution company, in its dispute with the Asahi group. The case is a landmark decision in Singapore clarifying the principles regarding the Choice of Court Agreements Act 2016, departing from the common law position on exclusive jurisdiction clauses. Reported at [2021] SGHC 257.
  • Acted for a group of contingent creditors to intervene in and dismiss a debtor’s bankruptcy application. The debtor had failed to declare assets which far exceeded the quantum of the debts upon which he sought to bankrupt himself. Reported at [2022] SGHCR 1.
  • Acted for a textile manufacturer in its dispute with a multinational IT and consulting company in relation to a contract to design and implement an enterprise resource planning system.
  • Advised a multinational corporation on its widely reported data breach incident. Assisted the group with the submission of its data breach notification in Singapore, and subsequent investigations by the Personal Data Protection Commission. Also reviewed and amended the group’s global data transfer agreement.
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), National University of Singapore
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Certified Practitioner in Personal Data Protection (Singapore)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Law Society of Singapore
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS AS COUNSEL

*Note: This list includes matters worked on before joining Gateway.

  • Acted for an Indonesian shipbuilding company in a SIAC-administered arbitration for payment under a shipbuilding contract. The case arose from a sophisticated email impersonation scam involving email and Domain Name System (DNS) spoofing.
  • Acted for a group of investment companies and high net-worth individuals in relation to the return of their investments in the oil and gas industry through a series of exchangeable loan agreements worth approximately US$64.5 million.
  • Acted for a group of high-net-worth individuals in the Singapore International Commercial Court to recover their cryptocurrency investments worth approximately US$10 million.
  • Acted for The Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong And Burial Ground, a temple and Hainanese clan association, in winding up proceedings brought by the President of the Hainan Hwee Kuan on loss of confidence grounds. The High Court decision is reported at [2022] SGHC 36.
  • Acted for 6DM(S) Pte Ltd, a beer distribution company, in its dispute with the Asahi group. The case is a landmark decision in Singapore clarifying the principles regarding the Choice of Court Agreements Act 2016, departing from the common law position on exclusive jurisdiction clauses. Reported at [2021] SGHC 257.
  • Acted for a group of contingent creditors to intervene in and dismiss a debtor’s bankruptcy application. The debtor had failed to declare assets which far exceeded the quantum of the debts upon which he sought to bankrupt himself. Reported at [2022] SGHCR 1.
  • Acted for a textile manufacturer in its dispute with a multinational IT and consulting company in relation to a contract to design and implement an enterprise resource planning system.
  • Advised a multinational corporation on its widely reported data breach incident. Assisted the group with the submission of its data breach notification in Singapore, and subsequent investigations by the Personal Data Protection Commission. Also reviewed and amended the group’s global data transfer agreement.
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