An evolving environment

Throughout its history, South-east Asia has been a powerful nexus of trade and travel. Today, various initiatives champion enhanced regional collaboration, harmonised regulatory frameworks and harmonious diplomatic relationships. In a similar vein, China's One Belt One Road programme brings increased opportunities. These initiatives, coupled with growing interest and economic activity in the region, has resulted in a rapidly evolving environment, not least in the maritime and aviation industry, where the demand for deep expertise and practical experience to ensure appropriate and effective legal solutions has never been greater.

Committed support for our clients

Our Maritime & Aviation Practice routinely acts in multi-jurisdictional, high-profile and complex matters relating to the maritime and aviation industry. We count as one of our key strengths our dedication and responsiveness, being always mindful of the challenges our clients face in these vital sectors. 

In the maritime sphere, we are regularly involved in contentious and non-contentious work, including the setting up of operations in Singapore, ship sale and purchase, fundraising in the equity and debt capital markets, secured and unsecured vessel lending and leasing, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international litigation, arbitration and mediation relating to the carriage of goods, charterparties, international trade and transport, offshore oil and gas, ship construction and repair, regulatory issues, insurance, casualties, enforcement and repossession, and restructuring and insolvency.

In the aviation space, our work frequently involves aircraft sale and purchase transactions, aviation financing, aircraft mortgages, leasing transactions, regulatory issues, enforcement and repossession. We liaise often with relevant authorities such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and also advise on the application of the Cape Town Convention under Singapore law.

Around the world

Our extensive clientele is both local and international, and includes leading financial institutions, equity providers, commodity traders, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, insurers, ship owners, charterers, shipbuilders and repairers, export credit agencies, financiers, domestic and international airlines, aircraft operators, lessors, and lessees.

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