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Evangeline Quek

T: +86 21 5385 2299 M: +86 136 3217 8216 Email Evangeline | Vcard Office: Hong Kong, Shanghai

Awards

Shipping - Hong Kong

Shipping - Hong Kong

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Evangeline Quek Partner

Contact details

Evangeline Quek

Evangeline Quek
Partner

T: +86 21 5385 2299 M: +86 136 3217 8216 Email Evangeline | Vcard Office: Hong Kong, Shanghai

Evangeline specialises in dispute resolution, focusing in particular on commercial, international trade and shipping matters. Many of her matters are complex cross-border litigation or international arbitration matters, often with a PRC or Taiwanese element.
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For contentious shipping matters, her expertise extends to charterparty, cargo defence, shipbuilding, bunkering and ship financing disputes. She is instructed on a regular basis by international group P&I Clubs and shipowners and charterers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC.

Due to the state of the shipping market since 2008, Evangeline is regularly instructed in matters arising from and relating to Hong Kong insolvency proceedings, Japanese rehabilitation proceedings and Korean rehabilitation proceedings.

She has considerable experience of court proceedings and arbitrations in Singapore, Hong Kong and England. She also assists clients in managing court proceedings and arbitrations in many other jurisdictions such as the PRC and India.

Part of Evangeline’s practice is also focused on providing non-contentious advice to clients. She negotiates and drafts both standard form and custom commercial and shipping agreements for her clients.

Based in Shanghai, she first qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 2006 then moved to Hong Kong in 2008. Evangeline is qualified to practice English and Hong Kong law. She speaks fluent Chinese and conversational Cantonese.

  • Shipping litigation
  • Marine and international trade

Shipowners and P&I Clubs

Advised over 30 shipowners in disputes arising in respect of the collapse of OW Bunkers and dealing with arrests, security arrangements, conflicts of laws, receivables financing and ongoing arbitrations.

Advising and representing various shipowners in relation to disputes arising under bareboat, time and voyage charters, including repossession of vessels, early redelivery, speed and performance, unseaworthiness, non-payment of hire, groundings, detentions and liens.

Advising and representing various shipowners in situations where the charterer has become insolvent and claims are brought by bunker suppliers and sub-charterers directly against shipowners. 

Representing liner operator in relation to a US$28 million claim regarding alleged misdelivery of goods before the Hong Kong high court, court of appeal and court of final appeal in respect of Mareva injunction, Chabra injunction and receivership orders.

Advising shipowners and P & I Clubs in relation to coverage issues

Charterers

Advising and representing various charterers in relation to disputes arising under time and voyage charters, including speed and performance, dangerous cargo, incidents of fire and unseaworthiness issues.

Representing liner operator in relation to various container stack collapse claims.

Bills of lading

Advising and representing various shipowners and charterers in relation to claims brought under bills of lading for damage and/or loss of cargo.

Advising shipowners in relation to issues arising from delivery without production of original bill of lading.

Advising a liner operator on electronic bills of lading.

Shipbuilding

Successfully represented shipowners in arbitration with a Chinese shipyard that failed to construct vessels, successfully claiming on Chinese refund guarantees.

More: Shipping litigation

Shipowners and P&I Clubs

Advised over 30 shipowners in disputes arising in respect of the collapse of OW Bunkers and dealing with arrests, security arrangements, conflicts of laws, receivables financing and ongoing arbitrations.

Advising and representing various shipowners in relation to disputes arising under bareboat, time and voyage charters, including repossession of vessels, early redelivery, speed and performance, unseaworthiness, non-payment of hire, groundings, detentions and liens.

Advising and representing various shipowners in situations where the charterer has become insolvent and claims are brought by bunker suppliers and sub-charterers directly against shipowners. 

Representing liner operator in relation to a US$28 million claim regarding alleged misdelivery of goods before the Hong Kong high court, court of appeal and court of final appeal in respect of Mareva injunction, Chabra injunction and receivership orders.

Advising shipowners and P & I Clubs in relation to coverage issues

Charterers

Advising and representing various charterers in relation to disputes arising under time and voyage charters, including speed and performance, dangerous cargo, incidents of fire and unseaworthiness issues.

Representing liner operator in relation to various container stack collapse claims.

Bills of lading

Advising and representing various shipowners and charterers in relation to claims brought under bills of lading for damage and/or loss of cargo.

Advising shipowners in relation to issues arising from delivery without production of original bill of lading.

Advising a liner operator on electronic bills of lading.

Shipbuilding

Successfully represented shipowners in arbitration with a Chinese shipyard that failed to construct vessels, successfully claiming on Chinese refund guarantees.

Finance leasing companies

Advising and representing finance leasing companies in the repossession of vessels where the borrower is unable to perform its obligations under the financing documents. We usually have overall conduct of such matters and have to advise on the finance leasing companies’ rights and remedies under the loan documentation. After which, if the bareboat charterers are not cooperative, we are required to coordinate and work with foreign lawyers in various jurisdictions to re-possess the Vessel and recover the outstanding amounts.

International trade

Advised a power company in various issues arising under sale and purchase of coal and actin company in significant dispute arising from sale and purchase of coal.

 Advising a major trading house on the Chinese and Hong Kong law aspects of their successful defence of a headline-making US$270 million claim, relating to “repo” deals affected by a major metals warehousing fraud in Qingdao. Particular advices on transfer of title in sale of goods contracts.

Representing sellers in relation to LC disputes arising out of the sale of goods in to Vietnam, VIAC arbitrations and injunctions from the Vietnam courts.

More: Marine and international trade
  • Shipowners and operators
  • International trade

Advised over 30 shipowners in disputes arising in respect of the collapse of OW Bunkers and dealing with arrests, security arrangements, conflicts of laws, receivables financing and ongoing arbitrations.

Advising and representing various shipowners in relation to disputes arising under bareboat, time and voyage charters, including repossession of vessels, early redelivery, speed and performance, unseaworthiness, non-payment of hire, groundings, detentions and liens.

Advising and representing various shipowners in situations where the charterer has become insolvent and claims are brought by bunker suppliers and sub-charterers directly against shipowners.

Representing liner operator in relation to a US$28 million claim regarding alleged misdelivery of goods before the Hong Kong high court, court of appeal and court of final appeal in respect of Mareva injunction, Chabra injunction and receivership orders.

Advising shipowners and P & I Clubs in relation to coverage issues.

More: Shipowners and operators

Advised a power company in various issues arising under sale and purchase of coal and actin company in significant dispute arising from sale and purchase of coal.

Advising a major trading house on the Chinese and Hong Kong law aspects of their successful defence of a headline-making US$270 million claim, relating to “repo” deals affected by a major metals warehousing fraud in Qingdao. Particular advices on transfer of title in sale of goods contracts.

Representing sellers in relation to LC disputes arising out of the sale of goods in to Vietnam, VIAC arbitrations and injunctions from the Vietnam courts.

More: International trade
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai

Acting in various matters with instructions coming from the Hong Kong offices of P & I Clubs in the International Group.

Representing liner operator in relation to a USD28m claim regarding alleged misdelivery of goods before the Hong Kong high court, court of appeal and court of final appeal in respect of Mareva injunction, Chabra injunction and receivership orders.

Acting for a Hong Kong shipowner in various claims for demurrage against a significant Hong Kong charterer that has now gone insolvent. Advising on the issues arising from the insolvency and assisting the shipowner with pursuing the guarantor of the Hong Kong charterer by way of Hong Kong court proceedings.

More: Hong Kong

Acted for a major finance leasing company in respect of a difficult situation where the borrower had defaulted on their obligations under the finance documentation and refused to cooperate with the company in the repossession. We had overall conduct of the matter, advising on the English law issues arising out of the financing documentation and working with lawyers in other jurisdictions such as Thailand, England and the BVI to successfully repossess the vessel.

Acting for and representing a major Chinese owner in respect of all the disputes arising out of the collapse of OW Bunker in November 2014. We successfully settled the claims with OWB’s Receivers, ING, and are presently working with lawyers in Rotterdam, New York and Singapore to assist the owner in defending claims in court proceedings or arbitration from physical suppliers.

Acting in various matters with instructions coming from the Shanghai office of a P & I Club in the International Group. 

More: Shanghai

Awards

Shipping - Hong Kong

Shipping - Hong Kong

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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