Jason Yong

Senior Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

jasonyong@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7182

Jason was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018. He spent his formative years in Pinsent Masons LLP’s Singapore office, where he developed his experience with commercial arbitration, litigation and advisory work.

He has acted for international and domestic clients with projects based in Singapore, South Africa, Morocco, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam. Such projects range from airports, power plants, fertilizer production plants, offshore wind farms, railways, as well as residential and commercial developments.

Jason has authored several articles in various academic journals, including the Singapore Arbitration Journal and the Legal Issues Journal. He also contributed editorial and research assistance to the text titled “Amendments to the SOP Act” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019), which is a commentary on the 2018 legislative amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

He also advises regularly at pro bono legal clinics organised by the Law Society of Singapore, and was recognised as one of its top contributors in 2018.

Case Highlights

  • Acted for a major Japanese contractor in an SIAC-administered arbitration relating to the construction of a major international airport.
  • Acted for a major Japanese contractor in multiple FIDIC dispute adjudication board proceedings in relation to major power plants in South Africa.
  • Acted for a major Korean contractor in ICC expert determination proceedings in relation to a major fertiliser production plant in Morocco.
  • Acted for a Singapore contractor in Singapore High Court proceedings concerning final account disputes in relation to two condominium projects.
  • Acted for a Singaporean tunnelling subcontractor in SOP proceedings against a main contractor in relation to a Singapore MRT project.

Appointments

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Publications

  • Corruption in international arbitration – Navigating the labyrinth”, Singapore Arbitration Journal (May 2020).
  • No ‘independent’ statutory right to progress payments under Singapore SOPA” – Commentary on the Singapore CA decision of Shimizu Corporation v Stargood Construction [2020] SGCA 37, Out-Law (Pinsent Masons) (May 2020).
  • Only speak when necessary – Clarification of the duty to speak under SOPA” – Commentary on the Singapore CA decision of Far East Square v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) [2019] SGCA 36, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) (September 2019).
  • Amendments to the SOP Act – A commentary on the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018”, Sweet and Maxwell (Editorial and research) (July 2019).
  • Omissions and the mysterious public veil: consideration of the ‘immunity’ of public authorities in negligence claims”, Legal Issues Journal (January 2016).

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