Charmaine Ong

Charmaine Ong

Senior Associate Singapore, Singapore

Charmaine is an associate based in the Singapore office. She graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017. 

Charmaine’s main area of practice is in civil and commercial dispute resolution. She has been involved in a wide spectrum of contentious matters such as tortious disputes, construction disputes, sale of goods and services and general contractual matters.

Within her first few months of practice, she has acted as assisting counsel both at trial and appellant levels before the Supreme Court of Singapore, ad-hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations, and adjudications under the Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B).

Work highlights

  • Representing an insurer in the High Court, in defence of a claim by its insured in excess of S$21 million, including an application for summary determination to substantially reduce the quantum to approximately S$1 million purely on questions of law.
  • Representing an aircraft engineering company and its employee as respondents in an ongoing appeal in the Court of Appeal involving the tort of negligence, where the High Court had previously dismissed the applicant’s claim for pure economic losses in its entirety.
  • Representing a travel technology data company in its claim against an online hotel agency for various breaches of contract (Singapore seat, SIAC rules).
  • Represented a building contractor in the High Court, in its claims against the developer and main contractor for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and equitable assignment.