Provided by Michelle Yong
Michelle's practice encapsulates the entire lifespan of the shipping cycle – she reviews and negotiates complex ship and rig building contracts, has drafted numerous sale and purchase agreements for both buyer and seller, assists owners in reviewing financing arrangements, provides risk management and litigation advice in various charterparty, ship management and other disputes and is regularly instructed by banks or owners in the most high profile restructurings, insolvencies and enforcements in the market.
Michelle also acts for commodities traders in trade finance, bill of lading disputes and other supply problems involving force majeure and quality and quantity disputes, where her deep understanding of shipping issues has proven particularly helpful.
Michelle has represented clients in SCMA, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, LCIA and ICC arbitrations and mediations. Michelle is a dual qualified lawyer in Singapore and in England and Wales. She sits on the committee of the Singapore chapter of the Women's International Shipping and International Trade Association and the Women in Practice committee of the Law Society of Singapore where she is committed to doing her part to level the playing field for women in the shipping, trade and legal industries.
Michelle Yong has a growing reputation in Singapore's shipping litigation space. She is proficient in handling contractual disputes for banks and shipping companies, as well as restructurings and related ship arrests.