Comprised of experienced lawyers with a deep understanding of the maritime industry, rely on a legal team that handles the industry's whole value chain—including from a project's inception and guiding you through the risk management of a transaction to regulatory enforcement and dispute resolution advice.
Benefit from comprehensive advisory and documentation services in relation to ship sales and purchases, leasing, financing, and registration as well as the drafting and negotiation of shipping related contracts. Our extensive experience also includes commercial, regulatory and tax issues concerning ship finance.
We regularly represent major shipyards in offshore construction projects, including projects involving the oil and gas industries, as well as cross-border projects, particularly in India, Indonesia and China. Vessel owners frequently turn to us for advice and representation in obtaining Approved International Shipping (AIS) Scheme and tax-exempt status in Singapore.
Our services also encompass all forms of admiralty and shipping disputes—from enforcement of ship mortgage and other maritime claims to shipbuilding disputes and marine casualties. Familiar with all major arbitral rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, AAA and ICSID, our team will represent you as solicitors and as counsel in arbitrations within and outside Singapore.
Among numerous other contentious legal issues, our legal team can provide you with strategic and prompt advice on interim preservation orders and injunctions, search and seizure orders, as well as services related to the carriage of goods and persons by sea, multimodal transportation and freight forwarding arrangements, insurance and reinsurance matters, competition law and regulatory issues.
February 1, 2016
October 1, 2014
In his speech at the Opening of the Legal Year, the Chief Justice said that ensuring a successful passage through the next 50 years required the rule of law to be guaranteed in Singapore, while Singapore is striving to strengthen its position as a leading centre for transnational legal services in Asia. Read more
October 1, 2014
It has always been the case that even if a claim was unsuccessful on the merits, losses suffered by an arrest of a vessel can only be recovered when the arresting party is guilty of mala fides (where the arresting party has no honest belief in his entitlement to arrest the vessel) or crassa negligentia (where objectively there is so little basis for the arrest that it may be inferred or implied that the arresting party did not believe in his entitlement to arrest the vessel). Read more
This is a decision by Judith Prakash J on disputes arising out of arrangements made between the plaintiff and the defendant for the transport of machinery from the port of Nanwei in China to Singapore. The plaintiff has sued the defendant for loss of freight and demurrage and the defendant made a counterclaim for damages for breach of contract and also loss of business arising from a letter written by the plaintiff to the defendant's customer. Read more
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