Joseph Tan Jude Benny


39 Robinson Road
#15-01 Robinson Point
Singapore, 068911

+65 6220 9388


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Managing Partner : Murali Pany
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Deputy Managing Partner: John Sze
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Senior Partner: Danny Chua
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Number of lawyers: 17
Network memberships: ADVOC (, (
Languages: English

We have a broad contentious practice comprising wide-ranging commercial and maritime cases involving litigation and domestic and international arbitration. The firm has considerable experience in complex cross-border disputes spanning various industries, acting in high-profile cases involving multi jurisdictions disputes such as Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, the US, UK and more. Our arbitration expertise covers shipping arbitrations and high-value disputes in the offshore and commodities market. We are experts in running arbitrations under the major rules specialised trade disputes involving LME, GAFTA, FOSFA, PORAM and ICA.

  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation

Murali Pany

Acting for owners of a vessel against the bareboat charterers. The vessel was an integral part of the operations at an offshore gas field. The dispute covers termination of the charterparty, payment of hire, ownership/usage of equipment on board, disposal of slops, mercury contamination and redelivery of the vessel. Arbitration proceedings are ongoing where total value of the claims exceed USD10 million.

John Sze

Acting for a leading state owned oil major in a misdelivery claim by a European commercial bank relating to contracts of carriage where damages claimed amount to more than US$65 million. Issues that have arisen relate to the bank’s security over the cargo and its right to claim for misdelivery against the carrier. Parallel court proceedings and arbitrations have been taken out in various jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom.

Danny Chua

Acted for a Thai shipyard which entered in subcontract with a Danish company for the fabrication and delivery of offshore steel structures for a windfarm project in Taiwan. The subcontract price is approximately US$22 million. The company issued a purported termination notice to our clients and we assisted in negotiating a settlement with terms favourable to clients.

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms

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