William Ong’s areas of practice encompass international arbitration, banking litigation, corporate insolvency and restructuring as well as corporate litigation.
William has substantial experience in banking litigation, financial and securities-related disputes, and regularly represents banks and financial institutions in disputes involving structured products, margin trading, valuations, guarantees and enforcement of security. He is also actively involved in representing clients in shareholder and directors’ disputes, as well as joint venture disputes.
He practises in the field of licensing, distribution and franchise disputes, and they span different industries ranging from computer software to boiler technology to pharmaceutical products. William has a special interest in the field of assessment of damages and valuation methodology, as he believes that most disputes would be ultimately concerned with damages and its assessment – he is familiar with the technical and legal aspects of this area, which is valued by clients.
William is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin and has rendered expert opinions before the English courts and the courts of China. He has also conducted arbitration and inquisitorial hearings in Mandarin, and regularly acts in arbitrations involving Chinese parties.