Ik Wei’s main areas of practice are in shipping, insurance, international trade and energy, with a particular focus on commercial and investment disputes connected with China and the ASEAN region.
He has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in international and regional arbitrations, including at the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, HKIAC and CIETAC.
Ik Wei is a Director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and sits on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Users’ Council. He is also an arbitrator of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and Hainan International Arbitration Court.
Ik Wei is recommended and recognised by various legal directories including Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal Media Group’s Guide to Leading Practitioners (China) as one of the leading individuals for shipping, insurance and dispute resolution work.
He is described as a ‘leader in the field’ and a ‘go-to name for difficult cases’ by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Ik Wei was a winner of Lexology Client Choice Awards's insurance (China) category. Most recently, Ik Wei has been recognised by Best Lawyers® as the Shipping and Maritime Law (International Firms) "Lawyer of the Year" award winner in China.
In addition to England and Wales, Ik Wei is also admitted to practise in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, Chinese dialects and Bahasa Malaysia.
Transportation - Acting for shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, shipyards, freight-forwarders and logistics companies in disputes arising from marine casualties, charterparty problems, cargo and crew injury claims, shipbuilding and repair claims, ship sale and purchase disputes, ship mortgage enforcement, ship arrests, judicial sale of ships and disputes involving carriage by air, ocean, rail and road
International trade - Acting for trading companies, banks and multinational corporations in documentary credit disputes, and trade related arbitrations
Insurance – Representing insurers on policy coverage issues and pursuing and defending claims arising from various lines of insurance business such as product & general liability, product safety/recall, property & casualty, political & credit risk and jewelers block
International arbitration – Representing clients in numerous international and regional arbitration, including at the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, HKIAC and CIETAC