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Dedi Affandi Bin Ahmad


Practice Area:

Shipping & International Trade

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

T +65 6232 0706
E [email protected]

Dedi handles various aspects of shipping litigation. His areas of practice encompass the whole spectrum of “dry” and “wet” shipping work, including casualty work (including collisions and other marine casualties), maritime insolvency, bunker claims, charterparty, bill of lading, ship sale, ship repairs, marine insurance, sanctions and commodities disputes.  In addition to regularly representing clients in Singapore court litigation, he also manages foreign court litigation by leveraging on the firm’s presence in the region, and international arbitration. Apart from English, Dedi speaks both Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.

Prior to joining practice, Dedi was captain of the National University of Singapore maritime moot team.  He led the team to win the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot 2010, held in Sydney, Australia, where he was also named Best Speaker (Final Rounds). In his free time, Dedi coaches the NUS team for the maritime moots and he is an advocacy trainer with the Law Society of Singapore.


Dedi’s experience includes:

Shipping and International Trade
  • Advising and acting for vessel interests, cargo interests, port operators, commodity traders in relation to the collapse of major bunker suppliers, traders, and shipping companies, with exposures exceeding US$20 million.
  • Successfully advised and acted in relation to LMAA arbitrations involving a major palm oil producer and trader, involving substantial claim amounts.
  • Successfully advised and acted in relation to a ship sale dispute under the SCMA Rules, including subsequent enforcement in the Singapore courts for substantial claim amounts.
  • Advising and acting in relation to substantial claims in respect of defective equipment on board vessels.
  • Advised and acted in relation to a collision between two vessels in the Traffic Separation Scheme, resulting in claims exceeding US$10 million.
  • Advised and acted in relation to collisions with tug and barge combinations off Singapore, one of which involved allegations of fraudulent crew certification and which resulted in potential claims exceeding US$10 million, and prosecutions by the Singapore authorities.
  • Advising and acting for various Clubs, hull underwriters, owners, charterers, and cargo interests in relation to maritime casualties within Singapore and in foreign jurisdictions, including collisions, cargo liquefaction, fire/explosion on board, resulting in substantial claims, personal injury, missing crew, loss of life.
  • Advising and acting in relation to multi-jurisdictional enforcement of bunker, agency, and other claims against various vessels.
  • Advising and acting for owners and charterers in relation to a multitude of charterparty claims and enforcement measures, including liens over cargo and sub-freights.
  • Advising and acting in relation to non-contentious ship sale and purchase transactions.
  • Advising and acting in relation to shipyard claims, and non-contentious aspects involving shipyards.
  • Advising on collective agreements.
  • Successfully advised and acted in relation to the enforcement in Singapore of a UK judgment exceeding US$40 million.
  • Advising on customs issues, with exposures exceeding S$2.5 million.
  • Successfully advised and acted for an oil and gas company in defending against a claim for a “finder’s fee”.
  • Advising in relation to UN, US and EU sanctions.
Reported Cases
  • The Makassar Caraka Jaya Niaga III-39 [2012] SGHC 175
  • The Pontianak Caraka Jaya Niaga III-34 [2012] SGHC 176
Memberships / Directorships
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Contributor, Singapore chapter on “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law”, published by Global Legal Group Ltd (2016)