Our Legal Advisers


Mediator and Arbitrator Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore Solicitor of England and Wales

Commissioner for Oaths & Notary Public

MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of S'pore
anil@changarothchambers.com +65 9760 0069


Anil a Mediator & Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered and Singapore Institutes of Arbitrators), Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore and Solicitor of England and Wales has been in practice since 1995 after graduating as a Barrister of England and Wales (Middle Temple) and a five-year career as an infantry officer with the Singapore Armed Forces before that. He has also been with the international arbitration practice group of the international law firm Hogan Lovells Lee and Lee (2008-2009) and In-House Counsel and head of Davis Langdon & Seah (now part of Arcadis)’s Contract Advisory and Dispute Management division (2006-2008).

CHANGAROTH CHAMBERS LLC established on 1st July 2014, led by Anil and its core team focusing on Building, Construction and Infrastructure work (including managing and consulting on construction projects and claims), also deal with most aspects of Commercial and Civilclaims (including Accident, Adoption and Guardianship, Commercial & Management Corporation Strata Title Property and dispute Management, Contractual & Debt recovery, Defamation, Directors’ Duties & Liabilities, Employment, Factoring, Family & Matrimonial [Civil & Syariah Courts], Hire Purchase & Leasing, Insurance, Judicial Management, Liquidation, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Probate & Trust [both contentious & non contentious], Scheme of Arrangement, Trade Mark, Wills and Estate, Winding Up); Corporateand Dispute Resolution.

With the team conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Malayalam besides English, the Chambers represent parties in Singapore and the region including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka (a jurisdication in which Anil has since 2009 been involved with and carries out wide ranging legal consultantcy work), harnessing and adoptingLegalTechnology throughout the Chambers’ practice.

Trained in Adjudication and International Investment Treaty Arbitration with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Anil is on the panel of Adjudicators, Arbitrators and Mediators in Singapore, Malaysia and India and carries out honorary work with institutions, societies and associations including being the chairman of Society of Construction Law (Singapore)(SCL(S))(2012-2014); legal advisor to the Singapore Institutes of Architects (SIA),the SingaporeInstitute of Surveyors& Valuers (SISV) and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA); honorary assistant treasurer of Society of Construction Law (S) (SCL(S)) and is its representative to the SCL (International) Liaison Sub Committee (SCL(Int'l));was also the honorary treasurer of the S'pore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) (2011-2013); is the honorary secretary to Singapore Sri Lanka Business Association (SSLBA); and honorary advisor on International Relations to Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Association (APCCA). Anil's pro bonowork since 1997 includes mentoring ex-inmates and family related to the Yellow Ribbon Projectand legal services and community affairs forthe Constituency of Jurong Town for the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

CHANGAROTH CHAMBERS is recognised as a SmartLawpractice that essentially harnesses and/or adopts legal technology, including practice and knowledge management, accounting and database software; online and wireless broadcast and presentation technologies; and providing a seamless largely paperless legal practice.

Anil's specialised work with Appropriate Dispute Resolution includes being Accredited Mediator (Associate) withSingapore Mediation Centre's Commercial & Family Panels and Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Mediator and Neutral Evaluator with Trinity ADR Pte. Ltd., a Singapore setup of cross professionals Consultants with experience as Accredited Mediators, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Coaches, Collaborative Mediators, Negotiators, Psychologist, and Trainers, providing a single platform for the exploration of solutions to a wide variety of disputes.


James Wong

LLB(Hons) BL(London) LLM(Penn)


James Wong (JW) qualified as a Barrister (England) in 1996 and is admitted as an Advocate/Solicitor (Singapore) since 1999. He started his legal training in litigation and established his corporate career, initially in capital markets, and then practised financial restructuring in London as well as cross-border insolvency debt workouts with American whiteshoe firms.

JW served as member of SCCA's International Liaison subcommittee (2005-2011) and as its honorary auditor (2011-2012) appointed by the General Committee during his time as general counsel of Crescent group, a private equity investment fund manager.

JW has been recognised as Private Equity legal team-leader (2012), Corporate M&A JV Specialist (2013), Investment Funds Lawyer (2014) and Outstanding Corporate Lawyer (2015) by legal reporters & offshore publishers for the years he has returned to Singapore practice as a partner or in senior/director role of law firms.

JW now practises from Lex Advocatus which he founded from 2011 and corporatized as operational LLC in 2016. In span of over a year, he has garnered a local network of like minded lawyers in inter-firm alliances totalling more than 25 lawyers with varied practice areas and diverse capabilities, ready as supportive resource able to serve clients expediently.