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Cindy Ko

T: +852 2533 2712 M: +852 9737 3629 Email Cindy Office: Hong Kong

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Recommended lawyer for Shipping: Hong Kong

Recommended lawyer for Shipping: Hong Kong

Cindy Ko Associate

Contact details

Cindy Ko

Cindy Ko
Associate

T: +852 2533 2712 M: +852 9737 3629 Email Cindy Office: Hong Kong

Cindy handles a broad range of commercial disputes work, specialising in marine and international trade matters. Effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, Cindy is the go to lawyer for Chinese and foreign clients with Chinese-related disputes. She has experience in litigation in Singapore and Hong Kong and international arbitrations.
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Cindy is a dual-qualified lawyer in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Cindy acts in commercial shipping, offshore, and international trade disputes. She has extensive experience in handling a full range of dry shipping and wet shipping matters, and acts for owners, charterers, and P&I Clubs.  She is also involved in various cross-border commodities trading and related trade financing disputes.

Apart from shipping and international trade work, Cindy also has experience with managing a broad range of Chinese-related investment disputes for both Chinese and foreign parties, including joint venture and shareholder disputes and hotel management disputes.

Cindy has had experience in litigation and arbitrations across various jurisdictions, including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Mauritius.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Cindy practised at the shipping and international trade department of the largest law firm in Singapore.

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Advising owners and charterers in various COVID-19 related issues, including crew change, crew infection, and quarantine time.

Acting for logistics and freight forwarder in disputes arising out of renewable energy logistics project for transportation of windmill sets to a wind farm in Sweden.

Advising a major liner in relation to claims arising out of a large-scale container collapse incident.

Acting for charterers in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules and seated in Mauritius, involving a US $170 million dispute under a long-term contract of affreightment. 

Acting for residents of a Pacific Island in their claim in the Singapore High Court against an LNG carrier for coral reef damage.

Acting and advising bunker suppliers in claims against vessels, including arrest and other enforcement proceedings, and on contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of the collapse of bunker trading companies.

Acting for charterers in disputes arising out of liquefaction of iron ore cargoes. 

Acting for a Chinese oil and gas enterprise against a major South Korean conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration for claims arising out of a contract for sale of LPG cargo.

Acting for one of China’s Top 500 Companies in multi-million dollar disputes in connection with sale of oil cargoes by a major commodity trading house, including arbitration in Singapore and Court proceedings in Singapore, China, and England.

Advising on of China’s biggest iron ore importers on various cross-border trading disputes, including a dispute with a Norwegian trading company under a long-term take-or-pay contract for iron ore pellets.

Acting for the Singapore arm of a leading Indian multinational conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration concerning disputes on documents tendered under a letter of credit. 

Advising a Shenzhen-listed company on shareholder disputes arising out of its investment in a Singapore joint venture company. 

Advising a Hong Kong-listed company on disputes arising out of its purchase of shares of a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Singapore listed company, including arbitration and Court proceedings in Singapore.

Advising a Singapore-listed company on disputes arising out of a profit warranty provision in a share purchase agreement. 

Advising and acting for a global hospitality company on its disputes with hotel owners under various hotel management agreements for hotels in China and Laos.

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  • International trade

Advising Owners and Charterers in various COVID-19 related issues, including crew change, crew infection, and quarantine time.

Acting for logistics and freight forwarder in disputes arising out of renewable energy logistics project for transportation of windmill sets to a wind farm in Sweden.

Advising a major liner in relation to claims arising out of a large-scale container collapse incident.

Acting for charterers in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules and seated in Mauritius, involving a US$170million dispute under a long-term contract of affreightment. 

Acting for residents of a Pacific Island in their claim in the Singapore High Court against an LNG carrier for coral reef damage.

Acting and advising bunker suppliers in claims against vessels, including arrest and other enforcement proceedings, and on contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of the collapse of bunker trading companies.

Acting for charterers in disputes arising out of liquefaction of iron ore cargoes.

More: Shipping

Acting for a Chinese oil and gas enterprise against a major South Korean conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration for claims arising out of a contract for sale of LPG cargo.

Acting for one of China’s Top 500 Companies in multi-million dollar disputes in connection with sale of oil cargoes by a major commodity trading house, including arbitration in Singapore and Court proceedings in Singapore, China, and England.

Advising on of China’s biggest iron ore importers on various cross-border trading disputes, including a dispute with a Norwegian trading company under a long-term take-or-pay contract for iron ore pellets. 

Acting for the Singapore arm of a leading Indian multinational conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration concerning disputes on documents tendered under a letter of credit.

More: International trade

Awards

Recommended lawyer for Shipping: Hong Kong

Recommended lawyer for Shipping: Hong Kong

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