Shearman And Sterling

Garreth Wong is a partner and barrister based in London.

With almost twenty years in practice, Garreth is recognised by the leading directories as "a real leader”, an “excellent strategist” "who is able to get to grips with large, complex cases quickly" (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 and strategically important commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations, multi-jurisdictional litigation and investigations. He also regularly acts as arbitrator.

Garreth has extensive experience with disputes around the world including the Americas, Africa, Europe, Russia, Central and South Asia, China and Southeast Asia governed by civil, common and public international laws.

His expertise spans disputes relating to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, energy, mining and natural resources, projects and construction, telecommunications and technology, financial services, aviation and pharmaceuticals.

Garreth is ranked as a leading lawyer by the legal directories. The Legal 500 UK reports that he is "a very clever, well-rounded lawyer with good judgement and excellent instincts. Clients want him on their side".  Previous editions note that he is a “highly industrious and cerebral partner ... excellent with clients, fantastic on the law and a very focused and accomplished oral advocate”, he “has an enviable caseload” and is “an excellent advocate who is able to get to grips with large, complex cases quickly”. Garreth was selected in the inaugural Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK: 2019 as one of the UK's leading arbitration counsel, and was featured again in the 2022 edition. 

Chambers describes him as “a skilled arbitration practitioner with significant expertise”, "an outstanding advocate and good cross-examiner", "an extremely polished oral and written advocate" and "a great team leader." Previous editions note that he is a “superb international arbitration lawyer” who is “very thorough and detailed, a good strategic thinker”, and “receives high praise from the market".

Who’s Who Legal 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”.

Garreth is a member of the ICC UK Arbitration & ADR Committee.  In addition to his advocacy in international tribunals, he has full rights of audience and has appeared as counsel in the English High Court and Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court. 

Garreth has provided pro bono advocacy training for prosecutors at the International Criminal Court.  He is Partner sponsor of the firm's RISE and Sterling Pride diversity and inclusion networks.