Hong is an associate based in the Washington, DC office. She has experience with commercial and treaty disputes in the TMT, energy, infrastructure, private equity, aerospace and defence sectors, and working with private clients, States and State-owned entities. She has also advised States and clients on matters of public international law.
Her recent experience includes:
- Representing a US aerospace multinational in a billion-dollar ICDR arbitration, seated in New York, against a Latin American aerospace company arising out of the termination of agreements to establish and operate joint ventures
- Representing an oil and gas major in commercial and treaty arbitrations against a CIS State
- Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration arising from a delayed urban development project in a CIS State
- Representing the Kingdom of Cambodia in an ICSID claim brought by a Chinese telecommunications investor
- Representing an Asian private equity fund in an UNCITRAL arbitration and related litigations in Vietnam and Singapore
- Representing an Indian EPC contractor in an SIAC arbitration with a Chinese subcontractor relating to the construction of a mega power plant
- Advising a European telecommunications investor on separate treaty claims against two Asian States
- Representing a State agency in an SIAC arbitration against a North American contractor in a defence-related construction dispute
Hong was previously State Counsel at the International Affairs Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore, where she advised the Singapore government on a range of international law issues, including trade and investment disputes, international organisations, privileges and immunities, United Nations Security Council Resolutions compliance, extradition, and mutual legal assistance. She acted in matters before the Singapore courts and in commercial arbitration. She also represented the Singapore Government in FTA negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union and the United Kingdom and was a delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) and the ICSID Rules amendment project. Hong was also a Justices’ Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore.
She studied law at the University of Cambridge and New York University as a Singapore Public Service Commission scholar, graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.