Garreth Wong is a partner in the International Arbitration practice based in London.
He has over 17 years of experience representing companies, State-owned entities and States in business-critical, high value complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the leading arbitration rules (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and WIPO) governed by a wide variety of national laws. He also regularly acts as arbitrator.
Garreth has particular experience in matters related to emerging markets, including Africa, Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, Central and South Asia, China and Southeast Asia. His experience spans disputes relating to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, project infrastructure and construction, telecommunications, oil & gas and renewable energy, natural resources and mining, aviation, financial services, sports, technology and pharmaceuticals.
Garreth is praised in the directories as a “Leading Individual” highly rated in the field of international arbitration. Who’s Who Legal recognises Garreth as a Global Leader. Peers and clients report that he is “a fantastic lawyer with great advocacy skills and a strategic mind. He is a superb advocate”.
Chambers UK describes him as “a skilled arbitration practitioner with significant expertise”. Clients and peers state that “he is very thorough and detailed, a good strategic thinker”. Previous editions note that Garreth “receives high praise from the market, and is described as a ‘very accomplished oral advocate’ who is ‘very good at marshalling complex technical evidence’.”
The Legal 500 UK reports that “he is also fantastic with clients and has an enviable caseload”. Previous editions note that he is “an excellent strategist” and “an excellent advocate who is able to get to grips with large, complex cases quickly”.
Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Garreth Wong practised in a magic circle firm and as a barrister at Matrix Chambers, London.
Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
Investment Treaty Arbitrations
* Experience prior to joining Shearman & Sterling.
Garreth Wong has served as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the LCIA and in ad hoc proceedings. Cases include: