Yin Soon is the Co-Head of the Maritime & Aviation Practice and Co-Head of the Shipping (Contentious) team. His expertise is in the maritime, offshore and aviation sectors.

He has extensive experience handling disputes in those sectors which includes matters involving ownership and possessory rights to ships, aircraft and cargo, property loss, damage and detention, international trade,  casualties, charter parties, bunker trades, mortgages, lease agreements (including sale and leaseback), sale and purchase agreements, construction and repair and related insolvency issues. He has an active practice as well advising on regulatory and related issues concerning casino and gaming (onshore and offshore). He regularly acts for owners, insurers, P&I clubs, carriers, charterers, lessors and lessees, banks and financiers and sellers and buyers.

He has argued many leading and notable cases and in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, he has been cited as an “excellent advocate” with clients appreciating his “‘hands-on’ approach”.

Yin Soon is on the Maritime Panel of Associate Mediators, Singapore Mediation Centre and has been appointed as a Course Facilitator by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education for the Preparatory Course leading to the Singapore Bar examinations. 

He joined Allen & Gledhill in 1994 and was made a Partner in 2000.

Work Highlights

  • Philips Hong Kong v China Airlines [2002] 1 SLR 57 and [2002] 3 SLR 367.  Leading case before the Court of Appeal concerning the construction of the package limitation provisions in the Warsaw (Hague) Convention.
  • The Rainbow Joy” [2005] 1 SLR 589 and [2005] 3 SLR 719. Leading case before the Court of Appeal on various issues concerning jurisdiction and conflict of laws.
  • The Bunga Melati 5” [2015] SGHC 190 and [2016]  SGCA 20. Leading case on bunkering contracts and practices and agency law.