Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Shipping Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Pre-eminent shipping practice in Singapore 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.

Strengths One client comments: "They are able to handle the entire spectrum of shipping work. They are, quite simply, outstanding. They are very client-friendly, with quick and accurate turnaround time. They know exactly what we need and are very responsive. We are extremely happy with their service and deliverables."

Another interviewee adds: "I have always been very impressed by the quality of work delivered by the shipping partners and associates. They are thorough, well strategised and able to get to the nub of the commercial interests at play, avoiding being technical and legalistic in nature."

Work highlights Defended Agritrade International against allegations of fraud from ING Bank relating to its alleged misrepresentation of its financial position, including suggestions that it issued multiple overlapping bills of lading and lists of shipment goods.

Notable practitioners

Kah Wah Leong and Kian Sing Toh SC are key contacts for the firm.