Kaili Ang

Partner

Kaili is a partner 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.

 

Kaili sits on the Civil Practice Committee of The Law Society of Singapore where she addresses matters relating to civil practice, provides feedback in public and other consultations on legislative and practice changes in civil practice, and engages with the Courts and other stakeholders on civil practice matters.

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.

 

Kaili sits on the Civil Practice Committee of The Law Society of Singapore where she addresses matters relating to civil practice, provides feedback in public and other consultations on legislative and practice changes in civil practice, and engages with the Courts and other stakeholders on civil practice matters.

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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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