Singapore

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Winner – The i-law Maritime Law Award

Denise Chong

Associate

Denise is an associate at Virtus Law. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on marine and international trade and restructuring and insolvency.

Denise has experience acting for multi-national corporations, charterers, traders, banks and financiers on a broad range of contentious matters; she also advises on a wide range of commercial contracts in non-contentious matters.

 

Denise’s extensive experience allows her to provide specific and tailored advice to the interests of each client, and boosts the firm’s commercial dispute resolution capabilities.

Restructuring and insolvency

Acting for a bank lender in successfully obtaining a carve-out of the lender’s assets from the s.211B scheme moratorium and subsequently selling the assets.

 

Acting for the Agent bank of a syndicate of banks in the first case seeking to restructure the obligations of a business trust under a scheme of arrangement.

 

Acting for an individual in contested winding up applications as part of a series of multi-jurisdictional disputes – Reported decision: see [2018] SGHC 88.

Marine and international trade

Advising on a freight forwarder’s liability for temperature abused goods in an action by the shippers.

 

Advising on a charterparty dispute involving the contamination of cargo originating from the vessel’s cargo lines.

 

Advising charterers on a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling.

Commercial litigation

Acting for a client in adjudication proceedings in respect of a construction project for a warehouse facility.

 

Acting for insurance company in respect of a fraudulent insurance scheme involving numerous parties.

 

Acting for an individual in an action brought against him for wrongful transfer of funds amounting to over US$20 million.

 

Acting for an international financial institution in a matter involving fraudulent warehouse receipts.

 

Assisting a general wholesale trader in resisting a freezing order in respect of assets in Singapore.

 

Advising and representing the middleman in back-to-back charterparties on charterparty disputes and liability arising out of guarantees, including engaging in various interlocutory proceedings and commencing winding up and enforcement proceedings.

International arbitration

Acting for charterers in chain LMAA proceedings against shipowners and sub-charterers in respect of delivery of an unseaworthy vessel.

 

Acting for charterers in LMAA proceedings against shipowners in respect of repudiatory breaches of a charterparty.

 

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling of a vessel.

Shipping

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling of a vessel.

 

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding alleged wrongful termination of charterparty.

 

Acting for charterers in chain LMAA proceedings against shipowners and subcharterers in respect of delivery of an unseaworthy vessel.

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Denise has experience acting for multi-national corporations, charterers, traders, banks and financiers on a broad range of contentious matters; she also advises on a wide range of commercial contracts in non-contentious matters.

 

Denise’s extensive experience allows her to provide specific and tailored advice to the interests of each client, and boosts the firm’s commercial dispute resolution capabilities.

+ Services

Restructuring and insolvency

Acting for a bank lender in successfully obtaining a carve-out of the lender’s assets from the s.211B scheme moratorium and subsequently selling the assets.

 

Acting for the Agent bank of a syndicate of banks in the first case seeking to restructure the obligations of a business trust under a scheme of arrangement.

 

Acting for an individual in contested winding up applications as part of a series of multi-jurisdictional disputes – Reported decision: see [2018] SGHC 88.

Marine and international trade

Advising on a freight forwarder’s liability for temperature abused goods in an action by the shippers.

 

Advising on a charterparty dispute involving the contamination of cargo originating from the vessel’s cargo lines.

 

Advising charterers on a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling.

Commercial litigation

Acting for a client in adjudication proceedings in respect of a construction project for a warehouse facility.

 

Acting for insurance company in respect of a fraudulent insurance scheme involving numerous parties.

 

Acting for an individual in an action brought against him for wrongful transfer of funds amounting to over US$20 million.

 

Acting for an international financial institution in a matter involving fraudulent warehouse receipts.

 

Assisting a general wholesale trader in resisting a freezing order in respect of assets in Singapore.

 

Advising and representing the middleman in back-to-back charterparties on charterparty disputes and liability arising out of guarantees, including engaging in various interlocutory proceedings and commencing winding up and enforcement proceedings.

International arbitration

Acting for charterers in chain LMAA proceedings against shipowners and sub-charterers in respect of delivery of an unseaworthy vessel.

 

Acting for charterers in LMAA proceedings against shipowners in respect of repudiatory breaches of a charterparty.

 

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling of a vessel.

+ Sectors

Shipping

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding liability arising from hull-fouling of a vessel.

 

Acting for charterers in a dispute with owners regarding alleged wrongful termination of charterparty.

 

Acting for charterers in chain LMAA proceedings against shipowners and subcharterers in respect of delivery of an unseaworthy vessel.

AWARDS

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Winner – The i-law Maritime Law Award

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