Senior Counsel Joins Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow in Singapore
4 October 2011
Singapore, 4 Oct 2011 – Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Singapore, is pleased to announce the appointment of Senior Counsel Chan Leng Sun as a principal in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Leng Sun joins the Firm from Ang & Partners in Singapore where he was an equity partner since 2004.
“We are very pleased to welcome Leng Sun to the Firm and are excited by his arrival,” said Clive Cook, Managing Principal of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. “He is a highly effective lawyer and advocate but also has strong leadership skills, a quality we value in our partners.”
In the course of over 18 years of legal experience, Leng Sun has accumulated a wealth of experience in litigation and arbitration in the shipping, trade and commerce, oil and insurance sectors and is an arbitrator and adjudicator on the panel of various institutions in Singapore, Malaysia and China, including SIAC, SCMA, KLRCA, CIETAC and CMAC. He has sat as a President of the Disciplinary Tribunal, on the Income Tax Board of Review and on the Maintenance of Parents Tribunal. Leng Sun also chairs the Singapore Law Society ADR Committee and is Vice-President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Leng Sun began his career with Mah-Kok & Din (now Raja, Darryl & Loh) in 1988 in Kuala Lumpur, joined Ang & Partners in 1993 and worked with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva on a sabbatical from 2002-2003. He has lectured at the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University and continues to be an active speaker at the leading arbitrations events in the region. Leng Sun has also published widely on arbitration, international trade and maritime topics.
"Given Leng Sun's reputation and expertise, he will be an excellent addition to the Firm and to the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice in Asia Pacific,” said Mini vandePol, Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Head of Dispute Resolution. “He will complement the existing capabilities of our practice across the region and is a wonderful addition to our practice in Singapore, which is a regional hub for International Arbitration."
Andy Leck, Head of the Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property practices of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow added: “We are excited with the prospects of Leng Sun joining us and co-leading our Dispute Resolution practice. He will bring to our team his court advocacy skills and experience in handling complex arbitration disputes. We believe he will take our team to the next level as we continue to build on the range and depth of our dispute resolution team.”
“Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has a vast global platform and a reputable disputes practice, and I look forward to contribute to its growth,” commented Leng Sun.