Johan Wong


Emergency Response


Johan is the head of our Singapore office. He specialises in all aspects of wet and dry shipping and is the primary contact for the Singapore Emergency Response team. He has extensive experience investigating collisions, groundings, fires, total loss claims and dealing with issues arising from such casualties, including salvage, general average, limitation and jurisdiction issues.

Aside from casualty related work, Johan advises regularly on dry matters arising from charterparty and bill of lading disputes, including cargo damage and contamination claims, withdrawal and hire disputes, laytime and demurrage claims and marine policy disputes. He has substantial experience handling arbitration proceedings in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.


Johan joined the firm in 1999 and was made a partner in May 2009. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Johan read law at the National University of Singapore and is fluent in Malay.

Johan Wong is well known for advising on wet matters and has experience advising on a number of collision matters. He also advises on dry matters including cargo and charter party claims. A source appreciates that "he manages his cases in an exemplary fashion, fights hard and does it with respect and vigour."
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019
Johan Wong highlighted as a recommended lawyer.
Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2019
Practice head Johan Wong is noted for his expertise in wet and dry shipping matters.
Legal 500, 2018
Johan Wong is acknowledged by market commentators for his strong focus on wet disputes involving incidents such as ship groundings, fires and salvage, with interviewees saying: "He's a very capable lawyer with a great practice." He also advises on dry shipping matters such as bills of lading, cargo and charter party disputes.  
Chambers Asia, 2017
Clients observe that he "knows matters inside out and is brilliant at bringing us up to speed..."
Chambers Asia, 2014
Johan Wong is praised by interviewees for his ability to work across various jurisdictions and legal cultures. His practice includes dry shipping contractual matters, marine insurance disputes and cargo damage claims..."
Chambers Global 2014