Shipyard Disputes – Sale & Purchase Claims

Arbitration Appointments

Acting as arbitrator in relation to ship building and sale disputes (ICC; SIAC; SCMA).

Acting for Shipyards

  • Advising Singapore shipyard following loss caused by the flooding of engine room on a pipe laying barge under construction in  a Singapore shipyard
  • Advising a shipyard and its insurers following the collapse of a crane with 3 fatalities during rig construction in Singapore
  • Acting for an Indonesian subsidiary of Singapore shipyard as counsel in week long SIAC ship repair arbitration in Singapore, subject to Singapore law.
  • Advising Singapore shipyard following a fire at their yard in the Philippines and extensive damage to a passenger ship under repair.  Case involved litigation and arbitration in Manila.
  • Advising Indonesian shipyard in relation to dispute concerning delays to construction of Euro140m jack up rig. SCMA arbitration.
  • Involved advising on disputes relating to sale and purchase of various vessels and offshore oil and gas related assets

Acting for Customers/Buyers

  • Advising buyer of four vessels in dispute with yard over class related weld and construction quality. All claims settled in full.
  • Acting for shipowner in London arbitration relating to purchase of a bulk cargo vessel. Case also involved related litigation in France, Netherlands, South Africa and Hong Kong.
  • Acting for Scandinavian buyers in US$40 million dispute with Korean shipyard regarding cancellation of new building contract subject to LMAA arbitration.  Receiving award for full claim, cost and interest.
  • Advising buyers of nine vessel in relation to various pre-delivery issues