Clemency Wang

Associate, Singapore



Clemency Wang is a member of the Firm's International Arbitration practice in Singapore. Prior to her move to Singapore, she worked in the New York office of White & Case for three years. She is triple-qualified in New York, England and Wales, and Singapore. Clemency specializes in investment and commercial arbitration, and complex commercial disputes.

Clemency represents private parties and sovereign states in high-stakes, complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She has represented clients in international arbitrations before all major arbitral forums, including ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, SIAC, as well as in arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Clemency has represented clients in international arbitrations applying various governing laws, including: New York law, English law, Singapore law, Chinese law, Taiwanese law, Saudi Arabian law, Uzbek law, and international law. She represents a range of clients in various industries, such as oil and gas, renewable energy, technology, mining and metals, and insurance. She also has experience in litigation matters before US state and federal courts.

Clemency has been noted in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2024 as "a brilliant lawyer. She is incredibly smart and sharp. Her analytical flair always brings enormous values to discussions and hone your arguments. Her intelligence is something every client would hugely appreciate when one works with W&C Singapore international arbitration team."

Clemency has been involved in a wide array of pro bono matters. She has assisted the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia in an active prisoners' rights class action litigation against the Virginia Department of Corrections, seeking to end the practice of solitary confinement in two of its prisons.

Clemency graduated from Columbia Law School as a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received the Parker School Certificate of International Law. At Columbia Law School, she served on the board of the American Review of International Arbitration as Head Notes Editor. She was also a Staff Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual. She graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours.

Bars and Courts
New York
Solicitor, England and Wales
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Columbia Law School
University College London


International Arbitration

Oil and gas-related arbitration (2023-2024)
Representing a Middle Eastern oilfield company in an SIAC arbitration against a Chinese equipment manufacturer regarding the delivery of defective and delayed equipment for oil rigs.

Wind energy-related arbitration (2022-2023) 
Represented a major European renewable energy investment firm in an ICC arbitration involving a joint venture dispute relating to wind energy farms. 

LNG price review arbitration (2022-2023) 
Represented one of the largest LNG buyers in Asia in Singapore-seated price review arbitrations for the long-term sale and purchase of LNG. 

Solar energy-related arbitration (2021-2024)
Representing one of the largest solar-panel makers in the world in an ICC arbitration relating to defective components for solar panels.

Solar energy-related arbitration (2021)
Representing a state-owned Asian company in a SIAC arbitration against a major Chinese construction company, arising out of a solar farm project.

Insurance-related arbitration advice (2020-2021)
Provided case assessment and advice to a Bermuda excess liability insurance company in relation to claims arising from gas production-related tremors in the Netherlands.

White Collar 

Advisory work for global entertainment company (2021-2022)
Advised a global entertainment company on an investigation of a target company’s business operations as part of its pre-acquisition due diligence. 

Investigations of European motor vehicle company (2022)
Represented the individual employees of a European motor vehicle company in a large-scale environmental impact audit.

Commercial Litigation

Verifone, Inc. v. Coasin Logicalis S.A. (2019-2020)
Represented Coasin Logicalis S.A. in Verifone, Inc. v. Coasin Logicalis S.A., a case before the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York, in defending against a request for an anti-suit injunction.

Thorpe v Virginia Department of Corrections (2019-2020)
Represented prisoners in a class action lawsuit against the Virginia Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Risk management advice (2021)
Advised a San Francisco-based social media corporation on the consequences of introducing certain products under Singapore law, and propose risk management strategies.


Co-author, Two courts confirm the logical limits of the validation principle (with Matthew Secomb, Nolan Lee)

Co-author, Chapter 8, "Specific performance of contractual or other pre- existing obligations", Provisional and Emergency Measures in International Arbitration ( (with Matthew Secomb)

Co-author, Cooperation on the menu in China, Global Arbitration Review, October 2021 (with Philip Tan)

The Police Are Innocent as Long as They Honestly Believe: The Human Rights Problems with English Self-Defense Law, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Spring 2018

Awards and Recognition

James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2017

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2018

The Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, 2018