Derek Wong

(02) 9165 1411

Derek was admitted to practice in 2011 and called to the Bar in 2016. Prior to being called to the Bar, he practised as a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Group at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), as well as working as a tipstaff to the Honourable Justice R D Giles of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Derek has extensive experience in a variety of different areas of law, including commercial law, regulatory investigations and representative proceedings (both as a barrister and as a solicitor). He has acted for banks, multinational medical device and vehicle manufacturers, and private companies, as well as individuals.

Chambers and Partners has listed Derek in their Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: The Bar rankings in 2023 and 2024, noting “Derek is an exceptional junior barrister. He is hard-working, smart, understands clients and helps solicitors produce the best result for clients”, and that “Derek was amazing to work with and I would happily instruct him again”. The Legal 500 recognised Derek as a Leading Junior in commercial disputes in their 2023 and 2024 editions. In 2024, feedback included that “Derek is extremely smart and articulate. He is also hard working. However, what instructing solicitors appreciate most about Derek is his common-sense and commerciality – this sets him apart as a true star amongst his colleagues

Derek holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, each with First Class Honours.

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