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Kai Yun Wong

Co-Managing Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Contentious Trusts, Family and Matrimonial, Estate Planning

Company: Chia Wong

Location: Singapore

Citywealth rating

4.607145
Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
Fee Level:
4.285715
Average: 4.3 (7 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.714285
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
Communications Skills
4.714285
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.714285
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
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Private client review:

I was deliberating between two law firms and am extremely glad to have gone to Kai Yun despite having committed to and paid for consultation with the other firm. Kai Yun analysed the case keenly from different strategic perspectives while taking care to accommodate the numerous constraints. She was clearly focused on resolving the case in my best interests rather than clocking superfluous legal hours. I am deeply appreciative of Kai Yun’s comprehensive analysis and highly professional treatment which brought the case to a satisfactory close. Kai Yun is an astute lawyer whom I trust and will not hesitate to recommend.

07 Jun 2019

Private client review:

Ms Wong Kai Yun gives her profession a good name. A great counsel, a reassuring presence, and a steady hand to guide me through a most difficult and traumatic period in my life. My first impression from meeting her was a strong assurance and confidence that ‘everything will be perfectly alright once Ms Wong acts for me’. Indeed, I appreciate Ms Wong’s intelligence, expertise and professionalism in her handling of my case, balanced with her kindness and thoughtfulness, that enabled me to remain focused and emotionally in control throughout the proceedings. Ms Wong and her team are always helpful, prompt and precise in their communications with me. Ms Wong and Chia Wong LLP come with my high recommendation.

07 Jun 2019

Private client review:

Ms Kai Yun Wong was recommended to me when I was looking for a new lawyer, not being happy with the one I had initially chosen and who I felt was not representing my interests in the best possible way. Right from our first meeting, I knew Ms Wong was different and exactly the one I had been looking for. She is sharp, direct and very focused, yet very empathetic and sensitive. Her very thorough advice has been invaluable. Her team as well has always been very professional and helpful. I have recommended Ms Wong to several friends and will continue to do so with no reserve. She is someone I deeply trust and highly recommend.

04 Jun 2019

Private client review:

I first met Ms.Wong in 2015 when my ex-wife unexpectedly filed for divorce. I had met with other lawyers in Singapore for a consultation, but Ms.Wong immediately stood out from the rest. She was deeply knowledgeable about all aspects of my case and local divorce law in Singapore, as well as being frank and honest about the scenarios and likely outcomes of my case. Despite the pessimistic start, we then went on a 4-year journey where in every aspect of my relationship with her and her team, the advice she provided was clear, concise, helpful and, for me personally, highly stimulating in the way Ms.Wong approached the issues we had to deal with. She was supportive throughout, and flexible in her approach to meet the various challenges that arose. What really stood out for me was her strategic thinking, and the manner in which she guided my case through 5 rounds of affidavits, 3 rounds of additional submissions, before the Final Order in 2018 where I was awarded a settlement that was of multiple magnitude higher than we expected at the beginning, 4 years earlier, and which has set a new standard for settlement within Singapore law. A consequent appeal by my ex-wife then took a further 12-months of legal discourse, including additional new evidence, but the Final Order remained in place. I cannot recommend Ms.Wong highly enough. Although I hope not to use her services again, if the need arose, I would re-engage her and her team without second thought.

23 Apr 2019

Peer review:

I had engaged three different law firms before being introduced to Ms Wong, and was pleasantly surprised by her professionalism and intelligence. The diligence she and her team worked with was superior to anything I have seen. What's more, she turned around the case for me, the outcome of which, I was rather pleased with. I cannot thank and recommend her enough.

07 Feb 2018

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Average client size: £5 million - £25 million

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Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Private client review:

I was deliberating between two law firms and am extremely glad to have gone to Kai Yun despite having committed to and paid for consultation with the other firm. Kai Yun analysed the case keenly from different strategic perspectives while taking care to accommodate the numerous constraints. She was clearly focused on resolving the case in my best interests rather than clocking superfluous legal hours. I am deeply appreciative of Kai Yun’s comprehensive analysis and highly professional treatment which brought the case to a satisfactory close. Kai Yun is an astute lawyer whom I trust and will not hesitate to recommend.

07 Jun 2019

Private client review:

Ms Wong Kai Yun gives her profession a good name. A great counsel, a reassuring presence, and a steady hand to guide me through a most difficult and traumatic period in my life. My first impression from meeting her was a strong assurance and confidence that ‘everything will be perfectly alright once Ms Wong acts for me’. Indeed, I appreciate Ms Wong’s intelligence, expertise and professionalism in her handling of my case, balanced with her kindness and thoughtfulness, that enabled me to remain focused and emotionally in control throughout the proceedings. Ms Wong and her team are always helpful, prompt and precise in their communications with me. Ms Wong and Chia Wong LLP come with my high recommendation.

07 Jun 2019

Private client review:

Ms Kai Yun Wong was recommended to me when I was looking for a new lawyer, not being happy with the one I had initially chosen and who I felt was not representing my interests in the best possible way. Right from our first meeting, I knew Ms Wong was different and exactly the one I had been looking for. She is sharp, direct and very focused, yet very empathetic and sensitive. Her very thorough advice has been invaluable. Her team as well has always been very professional and helpful. I have recommended Ms Wong to several friends and will continue to do so with no reserve. She is someone I deeply trust and highly recommend.

04 Jun 2019

Private client review:

I first met Ms.Wong in 2015 when my ex-wife unexpectedly filed for divorce. I had met with other lawyers in Singapore for a consultation, but Ms.Wong immediately stood out from the rest. She was deeply knowledgeable about all aspects of my case and local divorce law in Singapore, as well as being frank and honest about the scenarios and likely outcomes of my case. Despite the pessimistic start, we then went on a 4-year journey where in every aspect of my relationship with her and her team, the advice she provided was clear, concise, helpful and, for me personally, highly stimulating in the way Ms.Wong approached the issues we had to deal with. She was supportive throughout, and flexible in her approach to meet the various challenges that arose. What really stood out for me was her strategic thinking, and the manner in which she guided my case through 5 rounds of affidavits, 3 rounds of additional submissions, before the Final Order in 2018 where I was awarded a settlement that was of multiple magnitude higher than we expected at the beginning, 4 years earlier, and which has set a new standard for settlement within Singapore law. A consequent appeal by my ex-wife then took a further 12-months of legal discourse, including additional new evidence, but the Final Order remained in place. I cannot recommend Ms.Wong highly enough. Although I hope not to use her services again, if the need arose, I would re-engage her and her team without second thought.

23 Apr 2019

Peer review:

I had engaged three different law firms before being introduced to Ms Wong, and was pleasantly surprised by her professionalism and intelligence. The diligence she and her team worked with was superior to anything I have seen. What's more, she turned around the case for me, the outcome of which, I was rather pleased with. I cannot thank and recommend her enough.

07 Feb 2018

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1. Acted for the husband in acrimonious matrimonial proceedings where the parties were locked in litigation for more than 4 years.
Successfully represented the husband in a divorce ancillaries matter and obtaining 50% of the matrimonial asset pool worth millions.

2. Acted for the wife in her Relocation application. Successfully represented the wife to relocation from the jurisdiction of Singapore permanently with the child of marriage, and to settle on a permanent basis in Texas, United States of America.

3. Acted for the wife in the divorce proceedings.
Successfully negotiated a settlement in awarding the wife almost $10million worth of the matrimonial asset pool in cash, upon taking over of the matter in a month’s time.

4. Acted for the husband in an urgent Hague application for the return of his child from San Diego, USA to Singapore in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and also in the wife’s stay application in Singapore for the divorce proceedingsSuccessfully instructed US lawyers in a trial and multiple other applications to procure the return of his child.

Successfully defended the wife’s application for stay proceedings for husband’s divorce proceedings in Singapore.

5. [2015] SGFC 52 — Successfully representing a wife in a divorce ancillaries matter and winning 75% of the matrimonial asset pool which was upheld on appeal.

6. [2015] SGDC 343 — Successfully representing the beneficiaries of two estates in suing the executors and trustees of a will for breach of trust.

7. [2014] 2 SLR 1320 — Successfully representing a wife in a short marriage secure a lump sum maintenance.

8. [2011] SGHC 157 — Successfully representing a husband in an appeal against a divorce ancillaries order where the lower court had awarded the whole of the matrimonial home to his wife.