Jonathan Yong

Associate Director, Dispute Resolution


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (2016)
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2017)

Jonathan has an active practice focusing on commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Jonathan has represented clients in a wide range of complex and high-value matters relating to director / shareholder disputes, complex commercial contracts, infrastructure projects, and against foreign governments. He has considerable experience in dealing with disputes in the banking, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications and IT industries.

Jonathan has appeared at all levels of the Singapore Court, including the Singapore International Commercial Court, and has also represented clients before the Court of Three Judges. In addition to appearing in Court, Jonathan has also acted for clients in international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, PCA and UNCITRAL Rules.

Jonathan graduated from the National University of Singapore where he was a scholar. He represented the university in the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong.

Some of the matters in which Jonathan has acted include the following: 

  1. Represented an international contractor in two UNCITRAL arbitrations against the Government of Maldives for claims amounting to over US$155 million relating to expropriation of land and delays to a project to construct public housing over 10 islands.
  2. Representing a Korean manufacturer in 2 SIAC arbitrations against its Iranian exclusive distributor for claims worth more than US$387 million arising out of alleged breaches of distributorship agreements resulting in loss of market share in Iran, as well as its counterclaims for outstanding receivables and unauthorised use of trademarks.
  3. Represented an international communications equipment company in an ICC arbitration against a sovereign Asian government for claims amounting to US$25 million over a failed satellite communications project.
  4. Represented a Singapore advertising and graphic design firm in a claim against one of the most renowned operators of luxury hotels in the world in a claim for copyright infringement.
  5. Representing 377 purchasers of the TerraUSD cryptocurrency in a representative action suit against Terraform Labs, its founders and Luna Foundation Guard for claims arising out of the TerraUSD crash in 2022.
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law 
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore