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Asia-Pacific 2022
Singapore Shipping: Domestic
Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

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.

Chambers Review

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Shipping: Domestic - Singapore
Band 3
What the team is known for

Joseph Tan Jude Benny has a highly experienced legal team in Singapore, able to provide expertise in all manner of shipping disputes. Offers strength in both litigation and arbitration, with admiralty cases being a particular specialism. Regularly involved in contractual disputes related to purchase and charter party agreements and bills of lading, as well as disputes relating to ship arrests. Also advises lenders on ship mortgage and insolvency disputes. Frequently represents insurers, vessel owners and shipping companies. Clients include FTI Consulting, Petrobras and An Guang Shipping.


An interviewee praises Joseph Tan Jude Benny's "deep knowledge of the subject and vast experience in the industry," adding that they appreciate its "calm and confident handling of the matter."

Another source comments that the firm "is always very service-oriented and listens to the customer's needs."

Work highlights

Joseph Tan Jude Benny advised Petrobras on an USD80 million dispute with Natixis, related to the sale of petroleum cargo by a Petrobras subsidiary to a customer of Natixis.

Notable practitioners

John Sze is well regarded in Singapore for his work on cargo disputes and related shipping arrests. His broad disputes and arbitration practice covers a range of work, including advising clients on trade finance-related and fraud disputes among other matters. An interviewee calls him a "creative and highly effective" lawyer.

Danny Chua is a well-respected lawyer in Singapore with substantial experience in various contentious shipping matters, advising clients on matters ranging from cargo claims and bills of lading disputes to contract and charter party disputes. One source comments: "Danny Chua has a deep mastery of admiralty law and extensive experience in a wide range of issues."

Ranked Lawyers at
Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

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Shipping: Domestic: Litigation

Danny Chua
Danny Chua
Band 3
John Sze
John Sze
Band 4


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Jude Benny

K Murali Pany


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H&M Underwriters

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Ship Agents

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Provided by Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Charterparties & Bills of Lading

Corporate, Ship Finance & Enforcement of Mortage

Marine Insurance

Marine casualties, Salvage and Towage

Oil Shipment & Trading

Ship Sale & Purchase

Shipbuilding, conversion & Repair

Trade Finance and Cargo