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What the team is known for
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WFW has a reputation in Singapore and internationally as perhaps the premier legal service provider in the maritime sector, winning “Shipping and Maritime Law Firm of the Year” at the Asia Legal Awards 2018 and winning 6 Marine Money deals of the year in 2019 including 3 in Asia. We are one of the largest team of fee earners in Singapore who practice English law in the maritime sector. The shipping finance team acts on the full range of shipping matters, from highly-structured, award-winning financing transactions recognised in the market for their complexity, to restructurings, work-outs and wet and dry shipping issues. We have particular expertise advising on JOLCOs, Chinese leasings, sale and purchases, newbuilding contracts, vessel employment, transhipment agreements, pooling agreements, transactional and advisory services, newbuild and second-hand ship financing.
We are distinguished from other shipping firms as our practice goes beyond pure maritime transport and includes expertise in related sectors such as oil and gas, LNG, container boxes, ports and logistics and cruise & ferries.
Further, the WFW team handles a range of dispute resolution matters including commodity disputes, ship arrests and maritime casualty cases. These include the investigation and subsequent handling of collision, grounding, salvage and piracy incidents and matters relating to security, jurisdiction, limitation, cargo damage, marine insurance, oil pollution and charterparty disputes.
Bank of America NA
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd.
BW Maritime Pte Ltd
Crédit Industriel et Commercial, Singapore Branch
Deutsche Bank AG
Dorian LNG Limited
DVB Bank SE
Golar LNG Limited
Harvest Technology Pty Ltd.
HBA NAM DU Pte Ltd
ING Bank N.V
Korea Development Bank
MUFG Bank Ltd
NTT Finance Corporation
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited
PetroVietnam Technical Service Corporation
Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
Sapura Energy Berhad
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd
Thoresen Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Yinson Holdings Bhd