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Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Shipping: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Highly experienced team able to provide expertise in all manner of shipping disputes, offering strength in both litigation and arbitration, with admiralty cases being a particular specialism. Regularly involved in contractual disputes such as sale, purchase and mortgage agreements and bills of lading, as well as disputes relating to wet issues such as ship arrests and collisions. Also advises lenders on ship mortgage disputes. Frequently represents P&I clubs, vessel owners and shipping companies on issues including restructures.

Strengths

Clients report: "JTJB is able to apply practical and constructive comprehensive legal solutions by integrating professional law skills with industry-related business knowledge so as to solve various complex and fast-changing matters."

Another interviewee says that "they understand and address the question in a helpful, commercial and cost-effective way."

Work highlights

Acted for Petrobras in the arrest of the vessel 'MIRACLE HOPE' relating to a dispute arising from the sale of petroleum cargo to Hontop.

Notable practitioners

Danny Chua is a distinguished practitioner with substantial experience in wet shipping matters, advising clients on a range of matters from ship arrests and cargo claims to marine insurance. One client comments: "Danny Chua is my go-to lawyer in Singapore, I like his style and manner and he has a wealth of experience in the shipping field."

John Sze is a "very accessible, professional lawyer" according to clients and is particularly highly rated for his work on shipping arrests, advising a range of major shipping clients. His broad disputes and arbitration practice covers a range of work, advising clients on trade finance-related disputes among other matters.

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Overview

JTJB’s Shipping & Admiralty Practice Group is one of the most experienced shipping practices in Asia, and is a key area of practice at our firm. Our lawyers are experienced in managing and assisting in complex high-profile transactions in wet and dry shipping. The range of work handled by our team includes the following:

  • Trade finance & Cargo Disputes
  • Charterparties & Bills of Lading Disputes
  • Marine Casualties, Salvage & Towage
  • Shipbuilding, Conversion & Repair
  • Marine Insurance
  • Corporate, Ship Finance & Enforcement of Mortgage
  • Ship Sale & Purchase
  • Disputes Relating to Oil Shipment & Trading

We have extensive experience in admiralty proceedings, including arresting and releasing of vessels, constituting limitation funds for collision matters, including but not limited to personal injury matters. We regularly conduct domestic and international arbitrations under the various bodies such as SCMA, LMAA, KLRCA and HKIAC on maritime related matters. We are constantly regarded as one of the top maritime law firms in Singapore and a dominant player in this specialised industry.

Members

Benny, Jude

Chua, Danny

Pany, K Murali

Sze, John

Clients

Brokers

Charterers

H&M Underwriters

P&I Clubs

Ship Agents

Ship Managers

Ship Owners

Shipyards

Industries

Charterparties & Bills of Lading

Corporate, Ship Finance & Enforcement of Mortage

Marine casualties, Salvage and Towage

Marine Insurance

Oil Shipment & Trading

Ship Sale & Purchase

Shipbuilding, conversion & Repair

Trade Finance and Cargo

Shipping: Domestic Department

Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

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Department location

39 Robinson Road

#15-01

Robinson Point

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

068911

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Singapore

Shipping: Domestic: Litigation


Danny Chua
Band 3
John Sze
Band 4