Garreth Wong is a partner and barrister in the International Arbitration practice based in London.
Recognised as a leading lawyer, an “excellent strategist” (Legal 500) and a “superb advocate” (Who’s Who Legal) who is “very good at marshalling complex technical evidence” and “delivers results” (Chambers), Garreth is lead counsel to multinationals, blue chip companies and States in high value, business-critical commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and investigations. He also regularly acts as arbitrator.
With almost twenty years in practice, Garreth has extensive experience with disputes around the world including the Americas, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central and South Asia, China and Southeast Asia. He has worked on matters governed by a wide range of civil and common laws, as well as public international law.
His expertise spans disputes relating to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, energy (oil & gas, power, nuclear and renewables), mining and natural resources, projects and infrastructure, telecommunications and technology, financial services, industrials and aviation, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
In addition to his advocacy in international arbitrations, Garreth has appeared as counsel in the English Courts and has full rights of audience.
Garreth is widely praised by clients and peers. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration recognises Garreth as a Global Leader, reporting that he is “a very smart and impressive lawyer”. Previous editions note that he is “a fantastic lawyer with great advocacy skills and a strategic mind. He is a superb advocate”.
Chambers describes him as “a skilled arbitration practitioner with significant expertise”, a “superb international arbitration lawyer” who is “very precise, very thorough”. Previous editions note that “he is very thorough and detailed, a good strategic thinker”, “receives high praise from the market, and is a “very accomplished oral advocate”.
The Legal 500 UK reports that he is a “highly industrious and cerebral partner ... excellent with clients, fantastic on the law and a very focused and accomplished oral advocate”. Previous editions note that he “has an enviable caseload” and is “an excellent advocate who is able to get to grips with large, complex cases quickly”.Garreth was also featured in the inaugural Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK as one of the UK's leading arbitration practitioners.
Garreth is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. He is a Partner sponsor of various diversity and inclusion networks within the firm.
Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Garreth Wong practised in a magic circle firm and as a barrister at Matrix Chambers, London.
Energy, Natural Resources, Projects and Construction Disputes
Technology, Telecoms and Other Commercial Disputes
* Experience prior to joining Shearman & Sterling.
Garreth Wong has served as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the LCIA and in ad hoc proceedings. Cases include: