ALOYSIUS WEE Of Counsel
Aloysius is the managing partner of boutique law firm, AQUINAS LAW ALLIANCE LLP. He previously was the managing principal of Dacheng Wong Alliance LLP, Singapore’s first China, Singapore joint venture law firm.
He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a BA in Law & Economics and is a qualified barrister at law and admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1995. He is an arbitrator of the Thailand Arbitration Centre and Qinzhou Arbitration Commission, Guangxi.
His areas of practice are Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Cross Border Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Transactions. Aloysius has since 1997 advised on various development and investment projects for property developers, real estate players and hospitality companies in Singapore and the region.
He also advises on cross-border joint ventures and transactions and in the area of mergers and acquisitions of companies. Advising clients on entry strategies into China and investments in China is his current expertise given his network in China. He is actively involved in cross border corporate, real estate transactions and investments transactions, across China, India and the ASEAN region.
In 2009 he was named as one of the “Asia’s Hot 100 lawyers” by Asian Legal Business and in 2014, he was awarded a Property and Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly. Aloysius is one of the founders and the current chairperson of the ASEAN Legal Alliance, a network of 10 law firms in each of the 10 ASEAN countries coming together to offer a seamless delivery of legal service across a diverse cultural, geographical and legal backdrop.
He sits as a director in Tay Leck Teck Foundation and Verbum Dei Singapore Limited (a charity) and serves as a volunteer legal advisor to two other charities, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and the Realm of Tranquilty. Aloysius sits as an independent director on various companies listed in Singapore and overseas. He has extensive experience in board matters for such listed entities having sat in various boards and an in various capacities, including as independent director, non-independent director and Chairman of various committees.
Aloysius is also a sought after speaker in areas like “Doing Business in China” and “ASEAN Integration”. He has presented various papers at international conferences in Singapore and overseas. Some of these include the Global Diaspora Summit 2009 in Singapore, the Global Diaspora Summit and Invest Shenyang Summit in 2010, China ASEAN Association Summit 2014 in Bangkok and recently the ASEAN Legal Alliance Legal Conference 2015 in Singapore.
He is also a regular contributor of articles on the law and legal issues of China, India and ASEAN contributing to trade journals, professional newsletters and online publications.