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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent shipping practice which is renowned for the size and strength of its litigation team. Covers the full range of contentious matters, including ship arrests, bunker payment claims, vessel collisions and casualty dispute cases. Offers additional strength in ship financing as well as shipping-related restructuring, with clients benefiting from its regional network of offices in South-East Asia. Frequently advises major banks and commodity houses as well as P&I clubs, ship owners and charterers.

Notable practitioners

Chua Choon King has well-established experience in the area of shipping finance, and regularly acts for notable banks. He offers clients knowledge of ship sale and purchase agreements as well as leasing work.

Jainil Bhandari is a distinguished practitioner with substantial experience in shipping disputes, assisting clients with ship safety and cargo damage matters. He regularly acts for Malaysia-based clients on contentious shipping matters.

Leong Kah Wah is labelled "excellent" by clients and he is widely viewed as a prominent litigator in the market. He assists clients with both wet and dry shipping disputes as well as arbitration matters. A client says: "I have been impressed with his professional working and the favourable results achieved."

Kendall Tan has longstanding experience on shipping disputes, regularly advising clients on wet matters including shipping arrests. One client reports: "Kendall has a sharp grasp of the commercial issues at the core of disputes and more often than not can quickly unsheathe the underlying issues at stake with proposals for resolution."

Toh Kian Sing SC 's clients laud him as a "highly respected Senior Counsel" who is "knowledgeable, practical and a strategist." He offers significant expertise in the full range of shipping disputes, from charter party and bills of lading cases to ship repair and marine insurance matters. One client reports: "He is extremely hard-working and is able to give practical advice. His seniority and status as an SC belies his attention to detail. He reads every document and does not depend on his colleagues or juniors to summarise documents for him. He really adds value to the file in terms of his advice and insights."

Winston Kwek offers clients a wealth of experience across a range of different matters including major restructuring-related litigation. He regularly assists corporate clients in the shipping industry and also offers knowledge of tax matters.

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Overview

Managing a complex portfolio of high-end shipping work throughout the region, in both “wet” and “dry” contentious matters, as well as in ship finance and other non-contentious matters, our maritime practice is quite simply the dominant force in Singapore within this highly specialised area.

With varied areas of expertise and a wealth of experience, coupled with keen commercial acumen, our shipping practice group continues to dominate the Singapore maritime scene and increasingly to make its presence felt in the wider region. The group is consistently placed in the “top tier” and ranked as a “Band 1” shipping firm by independent legal directories.

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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Location

9 Straits View #06-07

Marina One West Tower

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018937

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Jainil Bhandari
Foreign expert for Malaysia

Shipping: Domestic: Finance


Choon King Chua
Band 2

Shipping: Domestic: Litigation


Jainil Bhandari
Band 3
Kah Wah Leong
Band 1
Kendall Tan
Band 3
Kian Sing Toh SC
Band 1

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