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John McNeilly

T: +65 6622 9656 M: +65 9336 5795 Email John | Vcard Office: Singapore

John McNeilly Associate

Contact details

John McNeilly

John McNeilly

T: +65 6622 9656 M: +65 9336 5795 Email John | Vcard Office: Singapore

John is an associate solicitor specialising in disputes within the shipbuilding, commodities and shipping sectors. He acts for owners, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs and commodity traders.
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John’s work is focused on complex, frequently multi-jurisdictional, disputes arising out of shipbuilding contracts, refund guarantees, commodities contracts, charterparties, pool agreements and bills of lading.

John has extensive experience of arbitral proceedings commenced under various institution's rules, in particular the LMAA and SIAC, and has handled matters before the High Court in London. A number of those matters have also involved the commencement of proceedings in various other jurisdictions for the purpose of securing his clients' claims.

John's clients are based in various countries including China, India, the USA, Greece, Singapore and the UK. John has also spent seven months on secondment to a major commodity trading company.

  • Shipping litigation
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction

Cargo contamination

Advising a Norwegian owner on the defence of a USD 2,700,000 arbitration claim.

Recovering unpaid yacht hire

Advising the owner on diplomatic and sovereign immunity, obtaining security in the Netherlands and applying to the English courts for arbitral appointments. Recovering the full amount due.

Crane damage dispute

Acting for owners in LMAA proceedings against charterers.

Pool exit liabilities

Advising the owners of 15 vessels following their exit from a pool, including in relation to the value of bunkers on redelivery.

OW Bunkers' insolvency

Advising physical bunker suppliers on recovering sums due, including procuring a vessel arrest in Tunisia.

More: Shipping litigation

Late delivery under a shipbuilding contract

Acting for a European buyer, against a Chinese yard and refund guarantor, in its LMAA claims for repayment. Enforcing the arbitration awards under the NY Convention and recovering US$25 million.

Refit agreement

Acting in High Court proceedings for the owners of a cruise ship in relation to a dispute with an Italian shipyard arising under a refit agreement.

Injunction against refund guarantor

Obtaining an anti-suit injunction to restrain a bank from pursuing a declaration from the Chinese courts that a refund guarantee was void.

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

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