Ngo Wei Shing

Ngo Wei Shing

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Wei Shing is a Counsel of the firm and has significant experience and expertise in handling construction, infrastructure & energy disputes via litigation, arbitration, adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He has advised and represented developers, consultants, main contractors, and sub-contractors in high-value engineering and construction disputes involving infrastructure, commercial, and residential projects. Wei Shing is particularly adept at handling complex technical and engineering matters.

His construction experience includes acting for a contractor in an arbitration involving claims of over US$300 million arising from an EPC project for the construction of a biofuel plant and acting for a specialist electrical contractor in a dispute concerning the Changi Jewel Airport project.

Wei Shing also advises and represents a diverse range of clients in other commercial disputes. He regularly acts for clients in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations under the SIAC Rules, ICC Rules, and the UNCITRAL Rules, as well as in emergency arbitrations.

Prior to joining Providence Law Asia LLC, Wei Shing practiced at one of the largest law firms in Singapore where he regularly advised and acted for clients in construction, infrastructure & energy, shareholders’ and joint venture disputes, and commercial matters.

Wei Shing graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He was placed on the Dean’s List (Overall) in university and won the Prize in International Investment Law for being the top student in the course.

Wei Shing is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Professional Experience

  • Acted for a major listed Japanese construction company in claims arising from the Downtown Line MRT Project. Successfully obtained a stay of High Court proceedings in favour of an ad hoc arbitration seated in Singapore.
  • Acted for a Singapore specialist electrical contractor in disputes concerning the Jewel Changi Airport project. The case involved a claim of, among others, wrongful termination of the contract.
  • Acted for a listed Japanese construction company in SIAC arbitration involving the supply and installation of specialist railway equipment for an MRT project in Singapore. The dispute involved various technical and legal issues relating to variations, defects, and delays.
  • Acted for a Singapore contractor in dispute arising out of a mixed-development project in Tanjong Pagar. The dispute involved claims of variations, defects, and delays.
  • Acted for a main contractor in partially setting aside an adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. The case involved the issue of whether the Court had the power to sever part of an adjudication determination for jurisdictional error. See Rong Shun Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd v C.P. Ong Construction Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 34.
  • Acted for a civil main contractor in an application to set aside an adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. The case concerned whether a respondent to a payment claim was entitled to assert a set-off from a separate construction contract. See Civil Tech Pte Ltd v Hua Rong Engineering Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 12.
  • Acted for a design consultant in a domestic arbitration against the owners over the construction of a good class bungalow in Singapore. The dispute concerns claim of breaches of architect’s duty.
  • Acted for a cladding supplier in a dispute with a subcontractor in disputes arising from the installation of aluminum claddings for a MRT depot in Singapore. The case concerned technical issues relating to compliance of the aluminum cladding material with the Fire Code.
  • Advised the main contractor in carrying out A&A works to a major mixed-use development and the drafting of contractual documents.
  • Acted for both claimants and respondents in various adjudication applications commenced under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
  • Acted for the promoters of Future Retail, one of India’s leading retailer operators, in a high-stakes and high-profile SIAC arbitration against Amazon.com NV Investment Holding LLC (“Amazon”) over the proposed sale of Future Retail’s retail business to the Reliance Group. The claim concerned allegations of breaches of shareholders’ agreements and Amazon sought damages in excess of USD 1.53 billion. The seat of the arbitration was New Delhi.
  • Acted for a Taiwanese construction company in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration against a Singapore electrical services contractor in disputes arising out of a residential project. The arbitration involves complex and technical issues relating to lightning protection systems.
  • Acted for an Indian construction company and a Philippines subcontractor in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules arising from a dispute in relation to the construction of a bioethanol plant in The Philippines. The seat of the arbitration was Singapore.
  • Acted for a major Indian-based logistics and supply chain solutions provider in an SIAC arbitration against its former senior executive. Successfully resisted interim reliefs sought by the former CEO and Managing Director in related emergency arbitrations. The arbitration involved claims of minority oppression and breaches of employment agreement. The seat of the arbitration was Singapore.
  • Acted for a Myanmar group in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration against a Singapore-listed company in relation to claims of minority oppression and breaches of joint venture agreement.
  • Acted for the Co-Founder of a Singapore PropTech company in High Court proceedings against SPH, a Singapore-listed media conglomerate, for claims in minority oppression and unlawful conspiracy. See Baker, Samuel Cranage and another v SPH Interactive Pte Ltd and others [2022] SGHC 238.
  • Acted for a client in the Singapore International Commercial Court in a dispute relating to the setting up of a cryptocurrency bank and cryptocurrency fraud. See The Micro Tellers Network Ltd and others v Cheng Yi Han and others [2021] SGHC(I) 11.
  • Acted for an Israeli high net worth individual in High Court proceedings arising out of disputes concerning a joint venture to develop a luxury time-share resort in Vietnam. The case involves allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, breach of contract etc.
  • Acted successfully for a majority shareholder of a company against the minority shareholder and former director of the company for recovery of loans. The case also involved counterclaims for minority oppression, which were dismissed by the Singapore High Court. See Swee Wan Enterprises Pte Ltd v Yak Thye Peng [2019] SGHC 149.

Memberships, Qualifications & Publications

Wei Shing is a member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore).

He is also a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.

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