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Kennedys

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2 ranked lawyersBand 3SingaporeGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team with particular strength in maritime litigation. Represents clients in contentious marine insurance matters and especially active on cargo and demurrage claims. In addition to its litigation prowess, the group is also skilled at handling arbitration matters. Regularly acts for insurance companies, ship owners and ship operators. Able to advise on both Singapore and English law matters.

Notable practitioners

Karnan Thirupathy attracts praise from clients for being "user-friendly, commercially minded, reliable, patient and, most importantly, very technically sound." He regularly assists on both wet and dry shipping matters, including ship arrests and collisions. He is also notably active on arbitration matters.

Nick Francis is "very sharp, hands-on and always on top of what is going on, and will go to great lengths in order to get a positive outcome for his clients," according to interviewees. He assists clients on the full range of dry shipping disputes, regularly advising major insurers.

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Shipping: International: Litigation


Karnan Thirupathy
Band 3
Nick Francis
Band 3