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Cindy Ko

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

Cindy Ko Registered foreign lawyer (Singapore)

Contact details

Cindy Ko

Cindy Ko
Registered foreign lawyer (Singapore)

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

Cindy handles a broad range of disputes work, specialising in shipping and international commodities trading. She has experience in handling Singapore Court litigation and international arbitrations. Cindy is fluent in English and Mandarin and frequently handles Chinese-related disputes for both Chinese and foreign parties. 
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Cindy acts in commercial shipping, offshore, and international trade disputes, handling a full full range of dry shipping and wet shipping matters.  She also deals with cross-border commodities trading and related financing disputes.

Apart from shipping and international trade work, Cindy is closely involved 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 handing litigation and arbitrations across various jurisdictions, including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Mauritius.

Cindy was called to the Singapore Bar in 2014 and ranked Joint 10th out of 544 candidates in the Singapore Bar Examinations 2013.  Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Cindy practised at the largest law firm in Singapore in the top-ranked shipping and international trade department. 

  • Shipping litigation
  • Commodities
  • Dispute resolution

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 litigation

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: Commodities

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.

More: Dispute resolution

  • International trade
  • Shipping

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

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

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

More: Shipping

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