Jern-Fei Ng has a broad commercial and tax practice with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, energy and commodity disputes, international arbitration, shipping and VAT. He acts as an advocate (with and without, and occasionally against, leading counsel) and in an advisory capacity in a wide array of matters before courts and tribunals in different countries, including the European Court of Justice. He has offices in London and Singapore and appears frequently in both jurisdictions.
Named by Legal Week as one of ten Stars at the Bar for 2012: “achieves plaudits not just for a span of work notable for both its depth and breadth, but also for a combination of personality and perspicacity that few might match”.
Described as having a “blue-chip practice”, litigation experience that is “top-class”, “encyclopaedic knowledge” and is praised for his “exceptional presentation skills, not only in court and written opinions, but at conferences and seminars”. Appeared “as sole counsel on behalf of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the leading abuse of right case heard by the European Court of Justice against the British, German, Irish, Italian and Danish governments”. Hailed as “an exceptionally good lawyer, who works extremely hard”.
Recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK in up to three areas of practice including civil fraud, shipping and VAT. Recommended also by Legal Experts for fraud (asset recovery) and featured in the Tax Journal’s 40 under 40: Ones to watch in tax, a guide of the 40 leading tax practitioners under the age of 40.
Client comments as published in the legal directories and guides include: “a QC in waiting”, “formidable advocate able to stand up to commercial silks and senior juniors”, “ringing endorsements from the market”, “impressive and knows his stuff”, “has acted in some important hedge fund fraud cases”, “one of the best, if not the best, young VAT barristers in the country”, “his commitment to his work is outstanding”, “unwavering dedication and meticulous eye for detail”, “energetic, hard-working and forensically astute” and “relentless energy and precise attention to detail make him invaluable”