Zhi Wei is a Counsel of the firm. She has acted in a broad spectrum of complex international arbitration and commercial litigation matters, including an arbitration relating to sanctions placed on a Russian bank, a dispute regarding the management of over US$600 million of assets belonging to a high net worth individual, and several high-value disputes worth over S$80 million involving breaches of fiduciary duties by errant directors and trustees.
Zhi Wei graduated with First Class Honours in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she also achieved the best performance for Medical Law. Thereafter, she went on to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. After graduation, Zhi Wei spent two years undertaking a diverse range of legal work experience in public law, public international law, human rights and international arbitration with established international institutions in London and Israel.
Since being called to the Singapore Bar in 2017, Zhi Wei has worked with distinguished Senior Counsel on complex commercial disputes. In 2022, Zhi Wei was appointed by the Supreme Court of Singapore to the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme and provided her independent opinion to the High Court in a landmark decision on the rights of personal injury litigants to challenge causation in bifurcated trials in Salmizan bin Abdullah v Crapper, Ian Anthony  SGHC 75. The High Court expressed its “immense gratitude” for Zhi Wei’s assistance, and commended her by stating in its judgment that her “oral and written submissions have been exceptional and greatly assisted” the Court.
Beyond practice, Zhi Wei is committed to legal education and scholarship. Since 2021, she has been lecturing Legal Research and Writing and Business Law as an adjunct at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University. Zhi Wei has also authored numerous articles and presented her research at international academic conferences, including an article on Wrotham Park damages for breach of contract, which was awarded the Best Feature Article written by a Young Lawyer at the Singapore Law Gazette Awards 2018.
In her free time, Zhi Wei participates actively in pro bono causes relating to low-wage migrant workers, which she has shared about in the media. She regularly assists and represents migrant workers in the full range of legal matters, is a volunteer with the Migrant Worker Legal Clinic and a member of the Migrant Worker Legal Assistance Committee convened by the Law Society of Singapore.
Zhi Wei is fluent in English and conversational Mandarin.