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Benita Cheung

T: +44 20 7809 2094 Email Benita | Vcard Office: London

Benita Cheung Associate

Contact details

Benita Cheung

Benita Cheung
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2094 Email Benita | Vcard Office: London

Benita is an associate in the marine and international trade department.  She specialises in shipping dispute resolution, focussing on contractual disputes arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, ship management and ship sale and purchase.
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Benita joined Stephenson Harwood’s London office in February 2017, having previously worked at a number of other leading international maritime law practices.  She represents a diverse range of clients, including shipowners, charterers, cargo interests, brokers and P&I Clubs.

Born and bred in the United Kingdom, Benita speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  She has formerly worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • Shipping litigation

Maintenance and redelivery dispute

Acting for bareboat charterers in an arbitration concerning shipowners’ claim for charterers’ failure to properly maintain the vessel and to redeliver her in a contractual condition.

Stevedore damage to vessel’s crane

Representing charterers in a dispute with shipowners concerning shipowners’ claim for stevedore damage to the vessel’s deck crane and charterers’ counterclaims for offhire, deviation and underperformance.

Shipbuilding arbitration

Representing shipowners in a multi-million dollar dispute with a shipyard as a result of the cancellation of two shipbuilding contracts relating to two VLCCs in light of shipowners’ non-payment of contractual instalments.

Speed and consumption claim

Acting for charterers in their speed and consumption claim against shipowners.

Deadfreight and demurrage claim

Acting for shipowners in an arbitration concerning their claim against charterers for deadfreight and demurrage.

Non-payment of hire / early termination of charterparty

Advising shipowners on issues relating to the non-payment of hire and early termination under a charterparty.

Dangerous cargo claim

Representing shipowners in their claim against shippers under a bill of lading in relation to the shipment of legally dangerous cargo.

Cargo claim

Acting for cargo interests in their claim against the carrier for the shortage of and damage to a cargo of rice carried from Thailand to Africa.

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