Awards

Next Generation Partner for Shipping: Foreign Firms

Next Generation Partner for Shipping: Foreign Firms

Recommended Lawyer for International arbitration: Singapore

Recommended Lawyer for International arbitration: Singapore

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Justin Gan Partner

Justin helps clients resolve commercial disputes whether in litigation, arbitration, mediation, or pre-proceedings. He has a strong focus on marine and international trade matters, and also handles non-contentious work in that sector. He is fluent in Mandarin and his matters often bear a Chinese element.
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He acts in trade, charterparty, offshore, and ship financing disputes for Clubs, owners, charterers, traders, financiers, and other market participants. Another part of Justin's practice is non-contentious, drafting and negotiating commercial and maritime contracts, such as shipbuilding contracts, long-term charters, and long-term supply contracts. Outside the marine and international trade sector, Justin's high-value commercial disputes experience includes shareholders', aviation, cryptocurrency, and construction disputes.

Justin is legally qualified in Singapore, Hong Kong, and England & Wales. He was based in Hong Kong from 2014-2018. He is on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's List of Arbitrators and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration's Panel of Arbitrators, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Justin is recognised as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law (Singapore Academy of Law).

  • Shipping
  • Shipping litigation
  • Commodities
  • International arbitration

Acting for a Chinese leasing company on various sale and leaseback and operating lease projects, such as providing legal services for the operating lease of eight 320,000-ton ore carriers, involving contracts for shipbuilding, time charter, supervision, management, etc. 

Acting for a Chinese leasing company on various sale and leaseback and operating lease projects, such as providing legal services for the operating lease of nine bulk carriers (four newbuildings and five second-hand ones), involving contracts for shipbuilding , time lease, supervision, management, etc.

Acting for a Chinese leasing company on a joint venture project in relation to a long term LNG time charter.

Acting for an international bank in a dispute arising from the collapse of a Singapore oil trader.

Acting for a major Singaporean company in relation to the restructuring of long-term charters for dozens of bulk carriers.

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Acting for owners in a long series of charterparty disputes, involving proceedings in the English and Singapore courts, and London arbitrations.

Acting for banks in the enforcement of ship mortgages; acting for other claimants against vessels subject to mortgage claims.

Advising charterers on disputes arising from the carriage of ore fines and their liquefaction during transportation.

Advising and acting for various owners and operators on assorted collision and berth contact claims.

Acting for owners in defense of misdelivery claims, involving issues in relation to the bills of lading, letter of credit in the underlying sale transaction, and matters at foreign ports.

Advising carriers and cargo interests on various carriage of goods claims, including containerised (both refrigerated and non-refrigerated), bulk (e.g. ores, coal), and special cargoes.

Acting for the charterer in various disputes arising from the redelivery of a FSU from long-term charter, which was resolved by arbitration in London.

More: Shipping litigation

Acting for a Hong Kong-based trader in various disputes arising from the trade of agricultural commodities, involving proceedings in the Hong Kong and Singapore courts, and arbitration.

Acting for and advising a trader in a long series of iron ore quality and quantity disputes, some of which involved arbitration in Singapore.

Acting for a trader in quality and quantity disputes arising from the sale and purchase of coal. 

Acting for Chinese enterprises (including state-owned enterprises and private enterprises) in various disputes arising from different types of liquefied gas supply contracts, which were ultimately resolved by arbitrations in Singapore.

More: Commodities

Acting in various charterparty and trade arbitrations (see other sections).

Acting in a series of Hong Kong arbitrations involving renewable energy producers and an investment fund arising from trades of carbon credits.

Acting in a Malaysian arbitration between trader and the port arising from oil storage tank explosions at a port, including disputes in respect of construction and operational defects.

More: International arbitration

  • International trade
  • Energy and natural resources

Acting for a Hong Kong-based trader in various disputes arising from the trade of agricultural commodities, involving proceedings in the Hong Kong and Singapore courts, and arbitration.

Acting for and advising a trader in a long series of iron ore quality and quantity disputes, some of which involved arbitration in Singapore.

Acting for a major house in disputes arising from fires at an oil storage facility, decided in arbitration.

Acting for a trader in quality and quantity disputes arising from the sale and purchase of coal.

More: International trade

Acting in a series of arbitrations involving renewable energy producers and an investment fund arising from trades of carbon credits.

Acting in foreign-seated arbitration in respect of construction and operational defects at an oil storage facility.

Acting in various disputes involving the trades of iron ore and coal (see other sections). 
 
More: Energy and natural resources

Awards

Next Generation Partner for Shipping: Foreign Firms

Next Generation Partner for Shipping: Foreign Firms

Recommended Lawyer for International arbitration: Singapore

Recommended Lawyer for International arbitration: Singapore

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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