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Rebecca Crookenden

T: +65 6622 9560 Email Rebecca | vCard Office: Singapore

Awards

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

Rebecca Crookenden Managing associate

Contact details

Rebecca Crookenden

Rebecca Crookenden
Managing associate

T: +65 6622 9560 Email Rebecca | vCard Office: Singapore

Rebecca specialises in dispute resolution with a focus on disputes arising under sale contracts, the international trade of commodities, charterparties and bills of lading. Rebecca's expertise relates to advising in connection with a range of commercial disputes including injunctive relief, breach of contract, negligence as well as disputes arising under insurance contracts.
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Rebecca joined the marine and international trade department in January 2017. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Rebecca was an associate at an international law firm.

Rebecca has acted for a wide range of clients including oil majors, commodity traders, buyers and sellers, banks and other cargo interests as well as ship owners and charterers. She also undertakes some non-contentious work.

Throughout her career, Rebecca has acted for a broad range of clients in connection with arbitrations (LMAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ad hoc and trade proceedings), English Court proceedings (High Court and Court of Appeal) as well as mediation. In addition, she is well versed in coordinating the work of foreign lawyers in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

"Rebecca Crookenden is one to watch, we would expect her to make further steps in the firm."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

  • Commodities
  • Shipping litigation
  • Shipowners and operators

Commodity sale contract disputes – advice relating to quality issues (both with end users and in relation to alleged damage to vessels); disputes arising out of long term offtake agreements.

Acting for an oil trader in an LCIA arbitration in relation to disputes arising out of long-term supply of Oil from Russia with associated FM issues and arguments relating to contractual construction and interpretation.

Acting for a large mining group in LCIA arbitrations in relation to a number of disputes relating to the production and carriage of phosphoric acid.

More: Commodities

Advising clients on misdelivery claims (instructed variously by Vessel Owners and charterers) and issues arising out of missing and/or fraudulent bills of lading.

Advice relating to the entry into vessel pools, including negotiation of the terms of both the overarching pool agreement and a side letter to provide bespoke terms particular to the client. 

Advice on English law elements of an alter ego claim made in Rule B attachment proceedings in US on the basis of a charterparty dispute and subsequent fleet sale.

Representing both Owners and Charterers in disputes relating to misdelivery; underperformance; demurrage disputes; quality and contamination issues; bunker short delivery/non-delivery and/or contamination; faulty redelivery; safe ports.

LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC and SIAC – acting for clients in disputes involving mining, oil sale and purchase and production; commodities trading disputes and disputes under charterparties.

Experience in taking cases through High Court and arbitration proceedings (ad hoc and institutional - LCIA, ICC, SIAC etc), from inception to Award/judgment and enforcement, including obtaining injunctive relief.

More: Shipping litigation

Advising clients on misdelivery claims (instructed variously by Vessel Owners and charterers) and issues arising out of missing and/or fraudulent bills of lading.

Advice relating to the entry into vessel pools, including negotiation of the terms of both the overarching pool agreement and a side letter to provide bespoke terms particular to the client. 

Advice on English law elements of an alter ego claim made in Rule B attachment proceedings in US on the basis of a charterparty dispute and subsequent fleet sale.

Representing both Owners and Charterers in disputes relating to misdelivery; underperformance; demurrage disputes; quality and contamination issues; bunker short delivery/non-delivery and/or contamination; faulty redelivery; safe ports.

  • Offshore
  • Energy and natural resources
  • International trade

Advising a state-owned entity on the terms of a long-term agreement for the sale and purchase of LNG (bespoke contract) including incorporation of protections in relation to upstream contractual relationships.

Advising owners of an offshore rig on the terms of a repair contract, to include amendment of standard T&Cs.

Advising buyers in a dispute with sellers of various components (GTG and GTCs) of a large-scale offshore project, with a focus on delay and possible FM considerations.

More: Offshore

Advising a state-owned entity on the terms of a long-term agreement for the sale and purchase of LNG (bespoke contract) including incorporation of protections in relation to upstream contractual relationships.

Advising owners of an offshore rig on the terms of a repair contract, to include amendment of standard T&Cs.

Advising buyers in a dispute with sellers of various components (GTG and GTCs) of a large-scale offshore project, with a focus on delay and possible FM considerations.

Commodity sale contract disputes – advice relating to quality issues (both with end users and in relation to alleged damage to vessels); disputes arising out of long-term offtake agreements.

Acting for an oil trader in an LCIA arbitration in relation to disputes arising out of long-term supply of Oil from Russia with associated FM issues and arguments relating to contractual construction and interpretation.

Acting for a large mining group in LCIA arbitrations in relation to a number of disputes relating to the production and carriage of phosphoric acid.

More: International trade

Awards

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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