James Wong qualified as a Barrister (England) in 1996 and is admitted as an Advocate/Solicitor (Singapore) since 1999. He started his legal training in litigation and established his corporate career, initially in capital markets, and then practised financial restructuring in London as well as cross-border insolvency debt workouts with American whiteshoe firms.
James served as member of SCCA's International Liaison subcommittee (2005-2011) and as its honorary auditor (2011-2012) appointed by the General Committee during his time as general counsel of Crescent group, a private equity investment funds manager. James is the honorary legal adviser to Singapore Corporate Counsel Association since 2017.
JW has been recognised as Private Equity legal team-leader (2012), Corporate M&A JV Specialist (2013), Investment Funds Lawyer (2014), Outstanding Corporate Lawyer (2015), Singapore Business Lawyer (2017), Singapore Investment Specialist Lawyer (2018) and Singapore Corporate Finance Lawyer (2019) by legal reporters & offshore research publishers for the years he has returned to Singapore practice as a partner and in senior/director role of law firms.