Alvin Yeo, senior counsel, is the chairman and senior partner of WongPartnership LLP. His main practice is as counsel in corporate, commercial and infrastructure disputes, both in litigation and international commercial and investment arbitration. He has also acted as arbitrator in disputes under ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, involving projects in various parts of Asia.
Alvin graduated from King’s College London, University of London, and was admitted to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1987 and the Singapore Bar in 1988. In January 2000, Alvin became the youngest lawyer to be appointed senior counsel.
He is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and the LCIA Court, the ICC Commission on Arbitration, a Fellow of the SIArb and on the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR, HKIAC, KCAB, KLRCA and SCIA. Alvin has served on various public committees undertaking comprehensive reviews of the legal services sector. Alvin has been acknowledged as one of the world’s top 30 commercial arbitration practitioners in Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2015, which lists the top practitioners in 15 areas of law. He is also recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific.