Chris is a Singapore qualified dispute resolution lawyer with a substantial experience in commercial disputes. He is an experienced lead counsel who has successfully argued cases at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including its highest court, the Court of Appeal), in arbitrations (both international and domestic) and in adjudications.
Over the last two decades, Chris has developed a market reputation as a go-to lawyer for banking, construction and natural resources disputes.
He has an enviable win record for high-net-worth individuals against financial institutions and is involved in some of the largest private banking cases in Singapore. In 2018, Chris represented an ultra-high-net-worth individual in a claim for more than US$250 million in a Singapore High Court trial against a large international bank.
Chris acts for some of the largest international and domestic players in the construction sector, and works on many of the biggest projects in Singapore. These range from private sector projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, to public sector projects such as the Downtown Line (part of the Singapore subway). He is an experienced counsel in high value construction arbitrations and has been involved in more than 100 adjudications and adjudication reviews since 2013, with the largest being S$116 million (which remains one of the largest to date). Chris is an accredited adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Chris regularly represents resource owners in mining disputes outside Singapore and also acts for traders in supply disputes for a variety of commodities such as coal and sulphur.
Chambers Asia Pacific
Construction 2021 – Band 3
Construction 2020 – Leading Lawyer
"A very sound construction lawyer."
A client praised his "knowledge and practical experience," added that "he is excellent and has a very bright mind."
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Construction 2021 – Recommended Lawyer
International Arbitration 2021 – Recommended Lawyer
“Christopher Chong has an impressive ability to unravel complex fact scenarios and narrow down the key issues in a short period of time. In my experience, I have not come across a better disputes lawyer when it comes to the facts.”
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Construction 2021 – Distinguished Practitioner (2 consecutive years)
Who’s Who Legal
Global Guide: Construction 2021 – Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Construction 2021 – Leading Lawyer
Christopher earns praise for his “unparalleled strategic mindset and commercial outlook”.
Christopher’s “high quality, clear and effective arguments and drafting” are considered to be “a delight to behold”.
Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2022 edition)
Construction Law – Endorsed individual for 2 consecutive years
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Construction 2021 – Litigation Star for 2 consecutive years
“Impressive ability to cut through complex fact scenarios and get to the heart of the issues. Provides strategic and commercial advice.”
Legal Media Group Expert Guides
Identified as an expert in Construction in Singapore in 2019