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Oon & Bazul LLP

Shipping: Domestic

2 ranked lawyersBand 2SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded shipping litigation practice which is active on a wide range of contentious matters, from bills of lading and charter party claims to cases involving cargo damage and vessel arrests. Distinguished by its ability to advise on both Singaporean and Malaysian shipping matters. Additionally fields a well-experienced emergency response team that handles casualties, salvage and criminal litigation matters among other services. Regularly advises shipowners and shipping companies.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are very responsive and responsible and we haven't had a single issue with them."

Work highlights

Acted for Great Lakes Maritime, the purchasers of a vessel under a shipbuilding agreement with Saigon Offshore Fabrication and Engineering, in relation to the latter's subsequent insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Bazul Ashhab is particularly highly rated for shipping insurance mandates, with one client noting: "He is my go-to guy and is one of the brightest people I have met. He is effective, user-friendly and he is incredibly approachable, and he gets results." He acts on a range of shipping matters, including arbitrations, advising both domestic and international clients.

Kelly Yap is a "very pragmatic and practical" lawyer with extensive experience in shipping disputes, regularly assisting clients on collisions, cargo claims and vessel arrests. One client comments: "He is a top marine lawyer. He has excellent legal knowledge and offers commercial advice, I can fully trust him."

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Singapore

Shipping: Domestic: Litigation


Bazul Ashhab
Band 2
Kelly Yap
Band 2