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 studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with First Class Honours and achieved the best performance for Medical Law. Thereafter, she pursued her graduate legal studies and obtained the BCL from the University of Oxford. After graduation, Zhi Wei spent two years undertaking a diverse range of legal work experience in the fields of public law, human rights, public international law and international arbitration with established international institutions in London and Israel.
Since getting called to the Singapore Bar in 2017, Zhi Wei has worked with distinguished Senior Counsel on complex commercial disputes matters. In 2022, Zhi Wei was appointed by the Supreme Court of Singapore to the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme.
Outside of practice, Zhi Wei has a keen interest in legal academia. Since 2021, Zhi Wei has been lecturing Business Law as an Adjunct at Singapore Management University. She also serves on the Publications Committee in the Law Society of Singapore and has authored numerous articles and presented her research at international academic conferences. She won an award for the Best Feature Article written by a Young Lawyer at the Singapore Law Gazette Awards 2018 for her article on Wrotham Park damages for breach of contract.
In her free time, Zhi Wei also participates actively in initiatives organized by the Law Society Pro Bono Services relating to migrant workers’ legal issues.
Zhi Wei is fluent in English and conversational Mandarin.