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The history of WongPartnership

When we formed as WongPartnership in 1992, few expected the impact we would have on the legal world in the Asia Pacific. It is our success across all areas of the law that has led to our growth into a leading, premier firm of over 300 lawyers serving clients in Asia and the Middle East.

1992
January 1992
Formation of Wong Meng Meng & Partners with 11 lawyers. Office at Far Eastern Bank Building.
1994
November 1994
Expands to 60 lawyers. Firm is renamed WongPartnership. Moves to UOB Plaza.
1997
January 1997
Senior Partner, Wong Meng Meng, is among the pioneer batch of Senior Counsel appointed by the Chief Justice.
2000
January 2000
Alvin Yeo becomes (and remains) the youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel.
2002
January 2002
Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, becomes Managing Partner.
2004
May 2004
Opens office at Raffles City in Shanghai, China.
2004
October 2004
Expands to 100 lawyers.
2005
September 2005
Moves to One George Street.
2007
January 2007
Wong Meng Meng, Senior Counsel, retires and becomes Founder-Consultant. Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, becomes Senior Partner and Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara becomes Managing Partner.
2008
January 2008
Converts to a Limited Liability Partnership. Firm name is changed to WongPartnership LLP.
2008
May 2008
Opens office at Al Bateen Towers, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Expands to 200 lawyers.
2009
March 2009
Wins Singapore National Law Firm of the Year at IFLR Asia Awards.
2010
April 2010
Wins Top Employer of Choice for Singapore by Asian Legal Business (ALB).
2010
April 2010
Wins Law Firm of the Year at ALB China Law Awards.
2010
May 2010
Wins Singapore National Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Asia Awards for Excellence.
2010
May 2010
Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara wins top regional award, Managing Partner of the Year, at ALB South East Asia Law Awards.
2010
September 2010
Rachel Eng becomes Managing Partner.
2010
September 2010
Opens office at China World Office 2 in Beijing, China.
2010
December 2010
Wins Client Choice Award for Singapore at ILO Client Choice Awards.
2011
May 2011
Rachel Eng wins top regional award, Managing Partner of the Year, at ALB South East Asia Law Awards.
2011
December 2011
Wins Country Award for Singapore and Best National Firm for Women in Business Law at Euromoney Legal Media Group's inaugural Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
2012
January 2012
20th Anniversary. Celebrates the growth of the Firm from 11 lawyers to 270 lawyers with expertise spread over 20 Specialised Practices and 5 Country Practices.
2012
May 2012
Wins Singapore Law Firm of the Year at ALB China Law Awards.
2012
May 2012
Recognised among the top 45 firms worldwide by the Global Arbitration Review (GAR).
2012
November 2012
Wins both Country Award for Singapore and Best National Firm for Women in Business Law for 2nd year running at Euromoney Legal Media Group's Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
2013
February 2013
Named one of the top 30 international arbitration practices worldwide by GAR; only Asian firm listed in the top 30.
2013
March 2013
Moves to Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3.
2013
March 2013
Named a top 3 legal advisor in Asia in a Client Satisfaction Asia Report by Legal Week; only Singaporean firm listed in the top 3.
2013
April 2013
Appoints Joint Managing Partners, Rachel Eng and Ng Wai King.
2013
May 2013
Wins 4 awards at ALB South East Asia Law Awards – Managing Partner of the Year, Tax & Trusts Law Firm of the Year, Singapore M&A Deal of the Year and SE Asia Deal of the Year.
2013
2013
November 2013
Forms alliance with Malaysian firm Foong & Partners.
2013
November 2013
Wins 4 awards including third consecutive wins for Country Award for Singapore and Best National Firm for Women in Business Law at Euromoney Legal Media Group's Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
2014
March 2014
Wins Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards in the “Consumer” category for Thai Beverage and TCC's takeover of F&N.
2014
May 2014
Wins Singapore Deal Firm of the Year award at ALB South East Asia Law Awards.
2014
June 2014
Named Most Innovative ASEAN Law Firm at Financial Times’ Inaugural Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards.
2014
June 2014
Opens office in Yangon, Myanmar.
2014
August 2014
Forms alliance with Indonesian firm Makes & Partners.
2014
August 2014
Awarded Corporate of the Year by AWARE, a gender equality advocacy group in Singapore.
2015
February 2015
Won Client Choice Award for Singapore at ILO Client Choice Awards.
2015
May 2015
Wins Singapore Deal Firm of the Year at ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2015.
2015
September 2015
WongPartnership was appointed the sole Singapore member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest network of labour and employment lawyers.
2015
November 2015
Record four-time win Country Award for Singapore at Euromoney Legal Media Group's Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2015.
2015
November 2015
Won Inaugural Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year at The Asian Lawyer's Emerging Markets Awards 2015.
2016
January 2016
Featured as one of the 25 law firms on the Asian Legal Business CSR List 2016.
2016
February 2016
Won Client Choice Award for Singapore at ILO Client Choice Awards.
2016
March 2016
Ng Wai King becomes sole Managing Partner; Rachel Eng becomes Deputy Chairman.
2016
April 2016
Forms alliance with Middle Eastern firm Al Aidarous International Legal Practice.
2016
May 2016
Won Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year at ALB SE Asia Law Awards.
2016
November 2016
First Singapore law firm to receive The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Top Tier rankings in all major areas of practice - Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Dispute Resolution - in the last 10 years.
2016
November 2016
Ranked as "Firm of the Year" in seven categories, including the award for "Most Responsive Domestic Firms of the Year, Singapore" in Asian-MENA Counsel's In-House Community Firms of the Year.
2017
January 2017
WongPartnership LLP celebrates its 25th Anniversary on 16 January 2017. We look forward to many more years of success as we continue to deliver the best quality of service to all our clients.
2017
July 2017
Forms alliance with Philippines firm, Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula (ZGLaw).
2017
October 2017
Launch of WPG, a regional law network.