Kaili Ang

Senior associate

Kaili is a senior associate at Virtus Law. She specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration with a focus on international trade, shipping and oil and gas.

She has been involved in multi-jurisdictional cases involving cargo claims, charterparty disputes, bill of lading disputes, offshore construction disputes among others.

 

Notable cases which Kaili has handled include ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation for breaches of EPCIC contracts, arbitration proceedings for claims arising out of a master services agreement relating to a offshore project, and advising on the rights and liabilities under a series of contracts for the provision of offshore services.

 

Kaili has also advised on and assisted with a dispute arising under a series of shipbuilding contracts for 6 sister vessels built by a Chinese shipyard, resisting claims by owners of a vessel against the charterers for breach of a long term charterparty for unpaid hire which involved novel issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of the charterers.

Shipping litigation

‘Yue You 902’

Acted for a vessel owner in resisting a US$8 million claim by a financial institution for misdelivery of cargo involving novel issues on the interpretation of the Singapore Bills of Lading Act.

‘Ocean Mare’

Acted for a bunker supplier in challenging the priorities of the mortgagee in relation to the payment out from proceeds of a sale of the vessel.

 

Acted for a charterer in defending against a claim for damages for wrongful arrest of a vessel.

 

Instructing and managing the filing of multiple petitions with the Bombay High Court in India to obtain injunctions restraining calls on bank guarantees in India amounting to approximately US$107 million.

International arbitration

Resisted a claim by owners of a vessel for breach of a long-term charterparty and hire in excess of US$23 million which involved issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of charterers.

 

Acted in a London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) arbitration commenced by a Norwegian company against a Singapore company for claims arising out of a SUPPLYTIME charterparty.

 

Acted in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration for claims arising between shareholders of a joint venture in relation to a coal mine amounting to the value of approximately US$300 million.

 

Advised on a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration for claims, amounting to US$8.6 million arising out of a Master Service Agreement.

 

Advised on a LMAA arbitration commenced by a Singapore company against a Korean shipowner for a claim for deterioration of cargo on board the vessel arising out of prolongation of voyage amounting to US$6.3 million.

 

Advised on the enforcement of an Indian arbitration award in India, and on rights vis-à-vis the enforcement of the award.

Projects and infrastructure

Acted in various ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation under various offshore oil and gas contracts for claims amounting to approximately US$226 million.

 

Advised on potential claims amounting to US$207 million against a Bruneian company in relation to a contract of the provision of offshore services.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its claims against various Indonesian entities in relation to a series of contracts for provision of offshore services.

Shipping

Resisted a claim by owners of a vessel for breach of a long-term charterparty and hire in excess of US$23 million which involved issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of charterers.

 

Acted in a London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) arbitration commenced by a Norwegian company against a Singapore company for claims arising out of a SUPPLYTIME charterparty.

 

Acted on behalf of a Singapore company against a Taiwanese shipowner in an LMAA arbitration for a claim for deterioration of cargo on board the vessel arising out of prolongation of voyage amounting to US$3.5 million.

 

Advised on the rights and liabilities of a Singapore company pursuant to a series of shipbuilding contracts for six vessels with a China shipyard and the delivery of the vessels from the China shipyard.

 

Advised a Singapore company and its Dutch subsidiary on potential claims by a Venezuelan company in relation to potential contractual obligations of the Singapore company and its Dutch subsidiary company respectively.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its potential rights and liability in relation to claims amounting to US$2.3 million against it arising out of various business support service agreements.

 

Advised on the rights and liabilities of a Singapore company pursuant to a series of shipbuilding contracts for six vessels with a China shipyard and the delivery of the vessels from the China shipyard.

Energy and natural resources

Acted in various ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation under various offshore oil and gas contracts for claims amounting to approximately US$226 million.

 

Advised on potential claims amounting to US$207 million against a Bruneian company in relation to a contract of the provision of offshore services.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its claims against various Indonesian entities in relation to a series of contracts for provision of offshore services.

 

Acted in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration for claims arising between shareholders of a joint venture in relation to a coal mine amounting to the value of approximately US$300 million.

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She has been involved in multi-jurisdictional cases involving cargo claims, charterparty disputes, bill of lading disputes, offshore construction disputes among others.

 

Notable cases which Kaili has handled include ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation for breaches of EPCIC contracts, arbitration proceedings for claims arising out of a master services agreement relating to a offshore project, and advising on the rights and liabilities under a series of contracts for the provision of offshore services.

 

Kaili has also advised on and assisted with a dispute arising under a series of shipbuilding contracts for 6 sister vessels built by a Chinese shipyard, resisting claims by owners of a vessel against the charterers for breach of a long term charterparty for unpaid hire which involved novel issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of the charterers.

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Shipping litigation

‘Yue You 902’

Acted for a vessel owner in resisting a US$8 million claim by a financial institution for misdelivery of cargo involving novel issues on the interpretation of the Singapore Bills of Lading Act.

‘Ocean Mare’

Acted for a bunker supplier in challenging the priorities of the mortgagee in relation to the payment out from proceeds of a sale of the vessel.

 

Acted for a charterer in defending against a claim for damages for wrongful arrest of a vessel.

 

Instructing and managing the filing of multiple petitions with the Bombay High Court in India to obtain injunctions restraining calls on bank guarantees in India amounting to approximately US$107 million.

International arbitration

Resisted a claim by owners of a vessel for breach of a long-term charterparty and hire in excess of US$23 million which involved issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of charterers.

 

Acted in a London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) arbitration commenced by a Norwegian company against a Singapore company for claims arising out of a SUPPLYTIME charterparty.

 

Acted in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration for claims arising between shareholders of a joint venture in relation to a coal mine amounting to the value of approximately US$300 million.

 

Advised on a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration for claims, amounting to US$8.6 million arising out of a Master Service Agreement.

 

Advised on a LMAA arbitration commenced by a Singapore company against a Korean shipowner for a claim for deterioration of cargo on board the vessel arising out of prolongation of voyage amounting to US$6.3 million.

 

Advised on the enforcement of an Indian arbitration award in India, and on rights vis-à-vis the enforcement of the award.

Projects and infrastructure

Acted in various ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation under various offshore oil and gas contracts for claims amounting to approximately US$226 million.

 

Advised on potential claims amounting to US$207 million against a Bruneian company in relation to a contract of the provision of offshore services.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its claims against various Indonesian entities in relation to a series of contracts for provision of offshore services.

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Shipping

Resisted a claim by owners of a vessel for breach of a long-term charterparty and hire in excess of US$23 million which involved issues of agency and authority to contract on behalf of charterers.

 

Acted in a London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) arbitration commenced by a Norwegian company against a Singapore company for claims arising out of a SUPPLYTIME charterparty.

 

Acted on behalf of a Singapore company against a Taiwanese shipowner in an LMAA arbitration for a claim for deterioration of cargo on board the vessel arising out of prolongation of voyage amounting to US$3.5 million.

 

Advised on the rights and liabilities of a Singapore company pursuant to a series of shipbuilding contracts for six vessels with a China shipyard and the delivery of the vessels from the China shipyard.

 

Advised a Singapore company and its Dutch subsidiary on potential claims by a Venezuelan company in relation to potential contractual obligations of the Singapore company and its Dutch subsidiary company respectively.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its potential rights and liability in relation to claims amounting to US$2.3 million against it arising out of various business support service agreements.

 

Advised on the rights and liabilities of a Singapore company pursuant to a series of shipbuilding contracts for six vessels with a China shipyard and the delivery of the vessels from the China shipyard.

Energy and natural resources

Acted in various ad-hoc arbitration proceedings against an India public sector organisation under various offshore oil and gas contracts for claims amounting to approximately US$226 million.

 

Advised on potential claims amounting to US$207 million against a Bruneian company in relation to a contract of the provision of offshore services.

 

Advised a Singapore company on its claims against various Indonesian entities in relation to a series of contracts for provision of offshore services.

 

Acted in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration for claims arising between shareholders of a joint venture in relation to a coal mine amounting to the value of approximately US$300 million.

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