Creativity

We think out of the box to help our clients achieve win-win outcomes

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Solutions.

Skip the legal jargon. We offer commerical and practical solutions to our clients.

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We have in depth experience in our core specialties. We know your business

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Singapore Disputes Lawyers

About The Firm

JLex LLC is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial dispute resolution, in particular, shipping and international trade disputes.

We believe that as a boutique practice, we are better placed to respond quickly to our clients’ needs and to provide bespoke service to our clients.  We pride ourselves on not just being our clients’ disputes lawyers.  We are their trusted legal advisers and friends.

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Practice Areas

As disputes lawyers in Singapore, our practice is centered around dispute resolution. Apart from litigation matters, we are also experienced in handling international arbitrations across the genres of claims set out below. Being fluent in mandarin and attuned to Chinese culture, we have established strong working relationships with Chinese companies.

Below is a list of our practice areas.

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Shipping

Full range of shipping disputes such as charterparty disputes, demurrage claims and claims for off-hire.

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Commodities

Full gamut of disputes arising from sale and purchase agreements, trade finance and carriage of goods.

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International Arbitration

Experienced counsel in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration in legal hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

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Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Company and shareholders disputes, disputes involving fiduciaries’ duties, contractual and tortious disputes and civil litigation.

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Family and Probate

Application for grants of probate, letters of administration, contentious and non-contentious probate, preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, contentious and consent divorce, adoption and guardianship of children

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China Practice

Represented China-based entities and high net-worth individuals in Singapore court proceedings and international arbitrations.

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Shipping

Full range of shipping disputes such as charterparty disputes, demurrage claims and claims for off-hire.

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Commodities

Full gamut of disputes arising from sale and purchase agreements, trade finance and carriage of goods.

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International Arbitration

Experienced counsel in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration in legal hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

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Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Company and shareholders disputes, disputes involving fiduciaries’ duties, contractual and tortious disputes and civil litigation.

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Family and Probate

Application for grants of probate, letters of administration, contentious and non-contentious probate, preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, contentious and consent divorce, adoption and guardianship of children

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China Practice

Represented China-based entities and high net-worth individuals in Singapore court proceedings and international arbitrations.

Why Choose Us

Expertise

We are firm believers that effective legal advice cannot be rendered in a vacuum without considerations of commercial realities.  With a wealth of experience handling commercial, shipping and trade disputes, we are well acquainted with your industry and business and are well-placed to render practical and relevant advice.

Creativity

Thinking on one’s feet and being versatile and adaptive in a ever-changing world is key to being a strong litigation team. We pride ourselves on being able to think out of the box and devise strategies efficiently to meet the needs of our clients.

Solutions

We recognise that clients require solutions to their legal problems that are workable, cost-effective and delivered in timely fashion. 

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Our Lawyers

Joseph Tan

Managing Director FCIArb

Since his admission to the Singapore Bar in 1998, our Joseph Tan specialises in shipping and international trade dispute resolution.  He has acted as lead counsel in a number of cases in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in international arbitrations in Singapore and other notable jurisdictions.  Apart from his practice as a shipping lawyer, Joseph regularly acts for commodity traders and is very familiar with disputes arising from the trade of coal, iron ore and oil and gas.  And being bilingual in English and Mandarin, Joseph has developed a strong portfolio of Chinese clients, including state owned enterprises and privately owned trading companies.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and panel member of the SCMA panel of arbitrators, Joseph also accepts appointments as arbitrators for shipping arbitrations and arbitrations related to commodities in particular, coal and iron ore.

Joanna Poh

Director

Joanna has handled a variety of commercial disputes involving arbitration, litigation and mediation. She also regularly renders pre-action advice to clients facing commercial disputes as well as operational and compliance issues involving company law, employment, tenancy and insolvency law.

In relation to shipping and international trade matters, Joanna advises clients over a broad range of issues such as cargo claims, agency law, trade finance and shipping documentation, on a regular basis.

Joanna has also represented clients in family and probate matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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News & Blog

We provide updates on legal developments in Singapore by way of our monthly newsletter “Notes from the Bar” that may be of interest to our clientele. Stay tuned on this page for the latest updates from us.

Happy Lunar New Year 2021!

Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous lunar new year of the Metal Ox! 恭贺新禧,祝各位牛气冲天,财源滚滚! Our offices will be closed on 12 February 2021 and

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