Following his successful completion of a reduced period of pupillage with Chambers, Thomas Wong has joined Twenty Essex. His practice will continue to focus on commercial litigation and international arbitration, including in England, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Thomas is a Barrister called to the English and Hong Kong Bars. He was called to the English Bar in 2021, but has been practising as a Barrister in Hong Kong since 2018, and a Hong Kong commercial litigation solicitor since 2010. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, often involving parties from China and Hong Kong. He also has considerable experience in Hong Kong Chancery and insolvency matters.
Thomas has more than a decade’s experience serving clients in Hong Kong, the Greater China Region and internationally, and is a native Chinese speaker (both Mandarin and Cantonese).
Prior to his move to the Bar, he was a commercial litigator at Hogan Lovells and Clifford Chance, where he worked directly with clients and gained an understanding of their commercial objectives.
Thomas is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He often sits as arbitrator, and will sit as a Deputy District Judge in Hong Kong later in 2023.
“We are delighted to welcome Thomas as a new member of Twenty Essex. Thomas is a highly experienced litigator who we have every confidence will continue to build on his practice at the Bar in Hong Kong, now in and from London. His addition to Chambers is a perfect fit for our ever-growing practice in and from the Far East,” said Twenty Essex co-Heads Philip Edey KC and Charles Kimmins KC in a joint message.