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Philip Tay


Practice Area:

Shipping & International Trade

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

T +65 6232 0610

A partner since 1997, Philip Tay is a senior member of the practice group. A senior litigator, Mr Tay specialises in Energy, International Trade and Commodities, Shipping, Shipbuilding and also Commercial disputes.

He has been appointed lead Counsel in numerous cases in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal where he has argued several precedent setting reported cases. He also regularly appears as Counsel in International Arbitration and in Mediations.

He has represented international trading houses and traders, shipowners and operators, insurers, various commercial companies and also frequently advises and works in conjunction with international law firms. ‎

Mr Tay has handled a wide array of cases including sale of goods/commodities disputes, commercial disputes and commercial fraud cases, marine and industrial accidents and casualties, charterparty and cargo disputes, ship arrest, ship sale and shipbuilding disputes. ‎

Notable reported cases he has argued include "Chem Orchid" (termination of bareboat charter,In rem proceedings, ship arrest), "Vinalines Pioneer" (In rem proceedings, ship arrest), "Fong Shin" (In rem proceedings)‎, Pan United v Cummins (engine damagen negligent repairs), Gimpex v Unity (Corporate fraud, Sale of coal), ‎Compaq v CIS (commercial contractual dispute), Denka v Seraya Energy (Electricity market,calculation of damages). ‎