Wong Kai Yun graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1994, and was called to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995.
In legal practice for the past 22 years, Ms Wong’s areas of practice include civil & commercial litigation, company law, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, insolvency, matrimonial law 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 settlements, as well as expatriates with cross-jurisdictional issues. Ms Wong is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, 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.
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 handled 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.
In line with judicial efforts to help resolve disputes outside of the courtroom, 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. She also sits on the panel of SMC’s Collaborative Family Practice.
In 2013, Ms Wong was honoured as part of the inaugural Top 100 IFC (International Financial Centre) Power Women list of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthrophy across the world’s financial centres. She was again listed on the Top 200 IFC Power Women list from 2014 to 2016. In the last 4 years running from 2013 to 2016, Ms Wong was 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 2017. Her practice has earned the firm the honour of being named as the Editor’s Choice in the Global Law Experts 2015 Practice Area Awards as the Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year in Singapore.
Ms Wong’s publications include writing the Singapore chapter for International Comparative Legal Guide to: Family Law 2017, co-writing an article titled ‘Singapore Sling’ for Family Law Week, the leading UK website dedicated to family law news & Continuing Professional Development, contributing an article, titled ‘Why it pays for the wealthy to divorce in Singapore (and not Hong Kong)’ by Mark Harper and Mark Ablett published in Trusts & Trustees, 2016 and presenting a paper, ‘The 5Cs of Child Maintenance in Singapore’ at the 30th LAWASIA Conference in September 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
I was anxious when my Australian client became in need of urgent legal assistance in Singapore.
I was referred to Chia Wong LLP by a Singapore colleague. From my very first email exchange with Mr Chia,
I felt confident that my client was being properly represented by a firm whose principal lawyer knew the
relevant area of the law and was accessible to both me and my client at all hours of the day.
I was also particularly grateful at the extra care and compassion that Mr Chia and his team gave to my
client who was as a foreigner in Singapore. Mr Chia went over and beyond to ensure that both me
and my client understood the legal system, the expectations and how to best manage the process.
The level of service and care was second to none and as a professional service provider myself,
I was very impressed by the service, the accessibility and the outcome achieved for my client.”
Ms Mary Digiglio / Australia
proceedings against me. I know it is not easy dealing with opposition like this. Mr Chia spent a lot of
effort dissecting the situation and studied the case from different perspectives before coming up
with a strategy, which he painstakingly explained to me, a layman. I am nothing short of impressed.
Watching Mr Chia at work in Court is similar to watching a professional boxer slowly taking out his opponent.
His punches are precise, strong and lethal. Every argument was made as planned and we saw how quickly
the Complainant ended up retreating to a defensive stance. I am so glad to have Mr Chia fighting on my behalf.
I have worked with quite a number of lawyers before and finding one with a fighting spirit and killer
instinct is very difficult. Many came across as very proficient in their offices, only to wane in Court.
Mr Chia is definitely of a different breed. He is one consistent fighter who spares no effort to study the
case and the opponent. His prep work is first class and his performance in Court is as beautiful.
If you are encountering similar troubles, Mr Chia is the person to call.”
Mr Wu X K / Singapore
vain for a good, capable and compassionate lawyer to take up our case. Due to our ignorance, we made
grave and stupendous errors in letting the opponent win by default and matters thereafter escalated to a critical stage.
We were at our wits’ end and saw no hope at all until we found you, and you explained to us very clearly our position,
the possible scenarios and solution. For this “ray of hope” and guiding us to take on our unreasonable opponent,
we are truly grateful. We wished we had found you earlier but it’s better late than never and we commend
you to all our family and friends as a first class lawyer. Our sincere thanks to Chia Wong LLP. ”
Ms Egnes B / Indonesia
year and a half, she has been outstanding in her ability to advise, take instructions from me,
be sensitive at the same time, and has handled my case with the utmost professionalism.
She and her team at Chia Wong LLP have been meticulous in their handling of my very complex
case and she has the capacity to be able to understand whatever is required and then deliver with
very positive results. She has become more than just ‘a lawyer’ to me and is someone I would highly
recommend and trust in any future endeavours. My company has also used the services of
Mr Chia Boon Teck who was also extremely professional in the way he dealt with our case.
If anyone is considering any other law firm, then you should not hesitate to use the services of Chia Wong LLP. Outstanding. ”
Ms Juliet Stannard / Bukit Timah, Singapore
He patiently heard me out and established the case. During the whole stressful situation, his professional
competence impressed me. He not only restored my confidence and helped eased my concern,
more importantly, he made me believe that justice was still there to be heard. I feel very lucky that
I have chosen Chia Wong LLP, and I will not hesitate to recommend their legal service to others.”
Ms Xia / East Coast, Singapore
for our case.His skills in questioning and deep sincerity in handling our problem have given us a
chance to fight for what we rightfully deserve. We were on the verge of giving up, fortunately,
Mr Chia gave us very helpful legal advice as he sat down and discussed in depth with us during
each and every meeting. He is always prepared in Court and very efficient in his work. In Court,
he is always ready with carefully planned lethal tactics to bring the defendants down.
He never fails to impress us each time he fights in Court. My father and I are extremely pleased
and satisfied with his service. We are very glad to have found Mr Chia to represent us.
We will definitely recommend him to those who are in need of legal assistance.
Thank you Mr Chia for your wonderful and impressive service! Cheers to a great warrior!”
Melody Peh / Choa Chu Kang, Singapore
disappointed each time. I am very happy to have found Mr Chia, finally, who has given me confidence
and hope in my case. After so many months of preparation work on my case, I feel that it is as
though we are preparing to go on a battlefield and Mr Chia is my most trusted General who
will not fail to fight and defend all the way. I have full confidence in Mr Chia and I will definitely
recommend anyone who are in need of legal advice to him.”
Mr Lee K. Y / Hougang, Singapore
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.”
Ms S / Singapore
one gets oneself involved in a criminal case. Mr Chia, is not just a legal counsel but a counsellor.
His understanding of not only the law, but the human psyche is one that is extremely helpful for me.
It enables me to understand and let things take its course while living a life as normal as possible.
Ultimately, it’s not about winning or losing the case, but about not losing yourself. Thank you so much Mr Chia!”
Mr Ban / Jurong East, Singapore
I concurred with all those comments. Despite my being unable to meet Mr Chia face-to-face,
I found that he exuded warmth, empathy and sharp-mindedness over the telephone. If I should ever
require legal services, I can assure that Chia Wong LLP will hear from me. In the meantime, I will not
hesitate to recommend Chia Wong LLP to my business colleagues should such a need arise. Again,
thank you and never lose those special qualities that are seldom witnessed in the ‘aggressive’ legal fraternity.”
Mrs L. Herbert / Western Australia
who are persuasive in speech and writing. They are well versed in litigation matters and their
legal advice had led me to informed decision making for my company. Strategists equipped with the
ability to organize large amounts of information, Boon Teck and Kai Yun have proven themselves to be
able to analyze the case from a number of angles and discover all possible ways to fight for their clients’ interests.”
Mr John Baey / General Manager, Abterra Ltd
staff from Chia Wong LLP. Viable solutions were provided and matters were handled in a very
professional and prompt manner. It really put my mind at ease during the whole stressful situation.”
Mrs Julie Ho / Joo Chiat, Singapore
understanding, but most importantly he was calm and level-headed throughout a very fluid situation.
I would not hesitate to recommend him and his firm to other people who require thoughtful advice and services
delivered in a professional and caring manner.”
Mr M. B / United Kingdom
I have been deeply impressed by her ability to listen intently, rapidly grasp the situation and provide
the best advice. Kai Yun has a unique ability to instantly recall the finer details of my complex case and
consequently discussions are always highly efficient, productive and due to her positive, energetic personality,
thoroughly pleasant. I have complete confidence in Kai Yun and in the past I recommended her to a friend
for whom she provided exemplary service. In the future I will strongly recommend her services to others.”
Mr J. D / United Kingdom
They are outstanding lawyers who provide excellent and personalized legal services at a reasonable cost.
Past experiences with other law firms with progressively increasing charges gave me a very bad impression
of lawyers, but Chia Wong LLP has proven me wrong with their sincerity and truthfulness. I am very pleased
and thankful for the professional advice offered. I will definitely recommend Chia Wong LLP to
anyone in need of professional legal services. Once again, thank you.”
Mr Ong B. H / Bukit Timah, Singapore