Daryll Ng
Daryll is the Managing Partner at Virtus Law. He specialises in Marine and Commercial litigation and is qualified to practice both in Singapore and the UK. After being admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1997, Daryll spent 11 years in Singapore practice with some of Singapore's premier shipping firms, appearing at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Singapore Court of Appeal. He has appeared as both assisting and as lead counsel for interlocutory matters, trials, appeals and arbitrations. He is also qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales and spent more than 4 years at Stephenson Harwood Singapore before founding Virtus Law with Arthur Loke in 2013.

Daryll has significant experience in dry shipping litigation and has been involved in disputes relating to charterparties, cargo claims, ship sale and purchase as well as trade finance issues. He has acted for owners, clubs, shipyards, charterers and cargo interests who are located internationally, in countries such as UK, India, Singapore, Indonesia and Korea.

Daryll Ng is an ‘experienced’ litigator (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014) and 'handles difficult and complex cases smoothly and in a very clever way' (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015). Daryll has been named in Asia Business Law Journal's A-list of Singapore's Top 100 Lawyers, recognised as a Market-leading lawyer for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018 and listed as a Recommended Lawyer for Shipping by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019.


Significant reported decisions:

  • "Sunrise Crane" [2004] 4 SLR 715
  • Tang Yoke Kheng V Lek Benedict and related decisions [2004] 3 SLR 12; [2004] 4 SLR 788; [2005] 3 SLR 263
  • Amrae Benchuan Trading Pte Ltd v Gregory Tan Te Teck [2006] 4 SLR 969
  • The "Eternal Strength" [2006] 694 LMLN 2

Notable matters:

  • Acting for offshore platform owner on a shipbuilding dispute with international yard, including numerous construction and delivery issues requiring extensive rework of the vessel.
  • Acting for Sembawang Shipyard in respect of its S$300 million contract with ExxonMobil to build a floating, storage and offloading unit for work off Indonesia. Acting for financial institutions in enforcement actions for a US$30 million vessel facility.
  • Advised Sembawang Shipyard in respect of its S$123 million contract with Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty Ltd with end user Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, in respect of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of a dynamically positioned blue water research vessel for Australia, RV Investigator.
  • Acting for financial institutions in the restructuring of shipbuilding agreements during the 2008 financial crisis. The total facility was worth over US$70 million.
  • Acting in respect of a US$160 million claim brought by Thai Airways against suppliers of airline seats.
  • Acting for coal traders in respect of a US$8 million arbitration.