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Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree from the National University of Singapore in 1988. Served as Executive Director & Registrar (S-G & CEO) of SIAC from 1998 to 2004. 

Effectively bilingual (English / Chinese), Yong Tong has more than 25 years of experience in administering (as Registrar of SIAC), arguing (as counsel) and adjudicating (as arbitrator) arbitration cases. From 2004 to 2016 (with the last 6 years in Clyde & Co Shanghai), Yong Tong was based primarily in Shanghai where he handled arbitration cases at CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, BAC and XMAC. Upon his return to Singapore in 2016, Yong Tong advises on oil rig disputes at LMAA and HKIAC. Yong Tong continues to act as arbitrator and counsel in bilingual arbitration cases and is currently a foreign consultant in Sutedja & Partners, Jakarta, Indonesia. 

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