Jones Day welcomes Samuel Ngo as a partner to Firm's Global Disputes Practice in Hong Kong
The global firm Jones Day announces that Samuel Ngo has joined the Firm's Global Disputes Practice as a partner in its Hong Kong Office.
Mr. Ngo has extensive experience both in litigation and international arbitration and has worked for, among others, the Hong Kong Government, state-owned enterprises in the Mainland China, various property developers, international insurance companies, international financial institutions, and other multi-national corporations. Recent matters include representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in a State Immunity argument, and receivers of the controlling stake of a prestigious English football club in a debt restructuring. Mr. Ngo also guided the successful resolution of shareholders' disputes in relation to a company group in control of a landmark building in Shanghai, handled potential disputes for a state-owned enterprise in the Mainland China regarding a large construction project in Saudi Arabia, and represented the controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong-listed company against claims by a strategic investor.
"Samuel's formidable skills in both litigation and arbitration make him an excellent addition to our already talented global team," said Gregory Shumaker, the Firm's Practice Leader of Global Disputes. "His wide-ranging knowledge of the vibrant Asia-Pacific region make him a go-to source for serving our clients' needs."
"I am thrilled to be joining a law firm with such an expansive global reach," said Mr. Ngo. "I look forward to helping our clients navigate their most complicated matters in conjunction with Jones Day's worldwide team."
Mr. Ngo's experience also involves handling different types of commercial matters (including shareholders' disputes (regarding listed companies or otherwise), insurance claims, disputes regarding pre-IPO finances, M&A disputes, construction disputes, insolvency works and various other types of complex commercial disputes (both in Hong Kong and in the Mainland China) as well as regulatory compliance advisory and investigation; and white collar crime matters.
"Samuel is a great fit for Hong Kong and our region," said Joelle Lau, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Hong Kong Office. "He is extremely well-versed in the ever-evolving complexities confronting our clients in global disputes and his significant experience in Hong Kong disputes matters will boost our regional coverage. I am so excited to have him join Jones Day."
Mr. Ngo, a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong SAR, also has experience in investment management, hedge funds, and alternative investments. A graduate of the University of Hong Kong and the University of London, he is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin/Putonghua, and English.