Loh Jen Wei is a partner in Dentons Rodyk's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.
Jen Wei's practice is in civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration. She deals with a wide scope of commercial cases, involving such areas as shipping, banking, international trade, contractual disputes, corporate disputes, medical litigation, insurance and employment.
Jen Wei advises and represents multinational companies in international sale of goods and commodities disputes. She also handles transport and logistics disputes involving the carriage of goods by sea and by air.
Her banking work includes advising major banks on their disputes with their borrowers, guarantors and other service providers. Jen Wei has dealt with issues relating to loan facilities, trade finance, letters of credit, performance bonds, bills of exchange, mortgages and other forms of securities.
She handles both wet and dry shipping matters in Singaporean courts, and advises owners, banks and shipyards on all forms of admiralty procedure including enforcement of maritime claims and shipbuilding contracts and disputes.
Jen Wei advises and represents major insurance companies in medical malpractice and personal injury disputes. She handles a wide variety of medical negligence claims and defends hospitals and medical practitioners against these claims.
Jen Wei graduated from National University of Singapore in 2002 with Second (Upper) Class Honours. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 2003.
- Confidential client: Acting for an international petrochemical trading group of companies in disputes worth more than US$120 million with major ship owners and oil companies.
- Confidential client: Acting for various hospitals in claims made by patients in relation to alleged medical negligence.
- Confidential client: Acting for a Japanese multinational corporation in its defense against a claim made by a Malaysian counterparty for goods allegedly had and received. The claim was dismissed with costs at trial and on appeal.
- Confidential client: Acting for a major insurance company in a personal injury claim in the High Court brought by a taxi passenger who was allegedly injured in an accident. Successfully obtained order that the plaintiff should compensate the insurance company's legal costs, as the plaintiff had failed to accept the insurance company's offer to settle the matter out of court and had wasted the court's time.
- Singapore Tourism Board (STB): Acting in a suit against a well known UK-based concert organizer for failing to organize what was to have been Singapore's largest-ever entertainment and musical event. Among other things, STB sought damages for breach of contract and an account of more than S$6 million in sponsorship funds which had been paid to the concert organizer for the event which the concert organizer failed to organize. STB's claim against the concert organizer was allowed both at trial and on appeal.
- Sembawang Shipyard: Acting in the recovery of construction, repair and equipment remuneration.
- Confidential client: Acting for a subsidiary of an Indonesian group of companies in a claim for more than US$200 million by several US-based funds.
- Confidential client: Acting for an international hedge fund in an US$8 million share acquisition put-option dispute involving litigation in Singapore and England.
- Credit Lyonnais: Acting for the major international bank in the recovery of metal stock warehoused in Singapore arising from the insolvency of international metal trader RBG Resources and a massive international fraud valued by liquidators at US$350 million.
- Panamanian marine fuel supplier: Acting in its claim against the owner of a vessel. Successfully obtained a warrant for the arrest of the vessel and applied for a stay of proceedings in favor of the Greek courts.
- Confidential clients: Acting for the widow and two sons of a prominent businessman in their claim for dependency against the driver of the vehicle who had caused the businessman's death. Successfully litigated the issue of whether a woman who had obtained a provisional order for divorce was still a "wife" and entitled to make a claim of dependency. The award made in this case was one of the largest awards for dependency claims reported in the High Court.
- Confidential clients: Acting for the main contractors of the Circle Line Project in pre-action discovery and court proceedings brought by a sub-contractor. Successfully applied for a stay of court proceedings in favor of domestic arbitration.
- Author, "Singapore will enforce tiered dispute resolution clauses," Starboard, October 2014
Activities and Affiliations
- Talk on motor accident claims, July 31, 2009
Prior and Present Employment
- Partner, Dentons Rodyk (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 2002–present