Crystal Wong Wai Chin
Crystal has an active arbitration practice throughout Malaysia, Singapore and the ASEAN region, with an emphasis on electricity, conventional and renewable energy generation, water supply, and complex infrastructure & engineering projects. She is a trusted advisor to clients comprising of utility companies, independent power producers, government-linked companies and multinational companies. Her experience includes an extended stint with a leading international utilities conglomerate.
As co-head of the Firm’s China Desk, Crystal has also gained a strong reputation as a trusted advisor and leading solicitor to Chinese state-owned enterprises and other mainland Chinese companies investing in Malaysia. In this area of her practice, she is aided by the Chinese legal training she received at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, as well as her ﬂuency in English and Mandarin and ﬁrst-hand understanding of Chinese corporate and social culture.
Crystal is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits on the panel of arbitrators for the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei. Crystal also holds numerous committee appointments, including Committee Member of the Arbitration Committee for the Bar Council of Malaysia, Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Malaysia Branch, and Committee Member of the Belt & Road Committee for the Young Practitioners Group of AIAC. She is also a Regional Ambassador of the HK45, Hong Kong International of Arbitration Centre, the sole member from Malaysia of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative, and the founder of the Malaysian Chapter of Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP).
In 2022, she was selected by Asian Legal Business as one of the “Malaysia Rising Stars 2022”. Crystal was also described as “a very capable, dedicated and reliable lawyer”, who is “knowledgeable and has great commercial acumen”, "extremely hard-working and always puts in the extra efforts to really understand and analyse the clients' matter, regardless of its complexity and technicality", “responsive and great communication skills”, “excellent organization skills” and “delivers work of quality that exceeds clients' expectations”. She has been recently ranked by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2023 as an up-and-coming disputes lawyer who specialises in construction mandates, who “is especially well versed in the intricacies of arbitration”.
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