Charlotte Wong is an associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Wong advises on a range of cross-border commercial arbitration, litigation, and enforcement proceedings, with a particular focus on complex M&A, private equity, joint venture, and shareholder disputes, as well as fraud and breach of warranty claims.

She represents major commercial clients, government-owned entities, and corporations across various industries, including in the private equity, venture capital, financial services, TMT, cryptocurrency, and energy sectors. 

Ms. Wong’s arbitration practice covers representing clients in all of the major arbitration rules, including the HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL rules. She also contributes to various books and publications in the arbitration field.

Ms. Wong’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Disputes

  • A leading private equity firm in HKIAC arbitration proceedings concerning a US$100 million exit from its investment in a healthcare business*
  • A global private investment firm in an UNCITRAL arbitration administered by the HKIAC arising out of its sale of a biopharmaceutical company*
  • The private equity arm of a global investment firm in UNCITRAL proceedings concerning the exercise of a US$70 million put option* 
  • A consortium of Asia’s largest private equity firms in ICC proceedings concerning the acquisition of an insurance business*
  • An Asian private equity firm in HKIAC proceedings concerning a M&A dispute following the signing of a US$250 million share purchase agreement*
  • A China-focused private equity firm in relation to pre-dispute and strategic advice on its exit from its portfolio company*
  • A beverage chain in HKIAC arbitration proceedings resisting the exercise of a US$20 million put option by a Chinese private equity fund*

Other Shareholder, Commercial, and Banking Disputes

  • A NYSE-listed tech company in relation to breach of warranty and fraud claims brought by its shareholders*
  • A Japan-based joint venture shareholder in ICC arbitration for disputes arising out of a franchise business in China*
  • A major Chinese state-owned bank in enforcing a complex high-value loan agreement against a Chinese oil company in Hong Kong*
  • A fashion retailer in SIAC proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules in respect of claims for breach of a supply contract and infringement of IP rights*
  • A cryptocurrency exchange in ICC proceedings in respect of contractual and tortious claims arising out of the trading of cryptocurrencies*
  • BYD, a publicly listed Chinese technology company, in defending against complex litigation proceedings relating to mobile phone development that involved claims of conspiracy, breach of duty of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty, and dishonest assistance by Foxconn in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, and the US*
  • Bank Julius Baer in defending mis-selling and misrepresentation allegations by a former private wealth client in the Hong Kong Court, in respect of over 140 highly complex structured products*
  • Essilor International in one of the largest and most complex fraud and civil recovery actions ever undertaken in the Hong Kong Court, relating to a substantial fraud totaling more than US$210 million against 90 defendants and involving applications for disclosure orders against various banks, proprietary and Mareva injunctions, complex asset-tracing, and recovery actions*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)


  • PCLL, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017
  • LL.B. (Hons), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)