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Co-Managing Director
Advocate & Solicitor
TEP, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

ABOUT

Wong Kai Yun

Ms Wong Kai Yun graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1994, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995.

In legal practice for the over 20 years, Ms Wong’s areas of practice include civil & commercial litigation, company law, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, insolvency, matrimonial matters, property disputes, advisory work on company and commercial matters, agency and distribution agreements, asset and wealth management (trusts structuring), banking and finance matters, business development and structuring, corporate / company agreements, corporate governance & compliance issues for private & listed companies, estate and succession planning, franchising and licensing agreements, joint venture & cross-border transactions, loans and securities documentation, partnership agreements, registration & incorporation of businesses and companies, shareholders’ agreements, tenancies and leases.

With a niche focus on matrimonial law matters, Ms Wong’s clients comprise largely high net-worth individuals with especial concerns over financial solutions and settlements, as well as expatriates with cross-jurisdictional issues.

Ms Wong is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and expert matrimonial law specialists in their respective countries. She is the current President of the IAFL Asia-Pacific Chapter.

Ms Wong deals extensively with estate & succession planning, and acts for private banking clients in structuring trusts and other mechanisms for wealth preservation. Ms Wong handles both contentious and non-contentious probate, having conducted trials involving the division of sizeable estate properties. Ms Wong is a registered practitioner of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues.

Ms Wong is an accredited Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Associate Mediator for civil and commercial disputes and an accredited Mediator on its Family Panel for family disputes and sits on the panel of SMC’s Collaborative Family Practice. She is also a Mediator on the panel of Cross-Border Family Mediators of Mediation bei Internationalen Kindschaftskonflikten (MiKK), Berlin, Germany. She advocated for the formation of the Law Society of Singapore (LSS) Family Mediation Scheme, as well as for the endorsement of the Scheme by the Family Justice Courts, and continues to sit on their panel.

From its inauguration in 2013 to date, Ms Wong has been honoured as part of the Citywealth IFC (International Financial Centre) Powerwomen list of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthropy across the world’s financial centres and was also included as one of a select few of Singaporean lawyers listed on the Citywealth Leaders List, the guide to leading global wealth managers and advisers who are nominated to the List by their peers. She was also named in the Doyles Guide for Family & Divorce Lawyers from 2015 to 2023 and has been consistently nominated as a Litigation Star in family and matrimonial disputes in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, including the 2023 edition.

In 2023, Ms Wong won the Gold Inspirational Woman of the Year – International Award and the Gold Woman of the Year – Professional Services – International Award at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

Ms Wong was interviewed by Citywealth for their 60 Seconds Leaders List Interview series. The interview can be found on Citywealth’s website.

Ms Wong is the present Co-Chairperson of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore from 2020, and the present Co-Chairperson of the Family Law and Children’s Rights Working Group of the Singapore Academy of Law from 2022.