Creativity

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

Image is not available
Image is not available
Solutions.

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

Expertise.

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

Image is not available
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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.

accreditations

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.

0004_Icon-Shipping.png

Shipping

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

0000_Icon-Commodities.png

Commodities

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

0003_Icon-International-Arbitration.png

International Arbitration

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

0002_Icon-Corprate-and-Commercial-Litigation.png

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

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

0001_Icon-Court.png

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

Icon-China-Practice-v2.png

China Practice

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

0004_Icon-Shipping.png

Shipping

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

0000_Icon-Commodities.png
Commodities

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

0003_Icon-International-Arbitration.png
International Arbitration

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

0002_Icon-Corprate-and-Commercial-Litigation.png
Corporate & Commercial Litigation

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

0001_Icon-Court.png
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

Icon-China-Practice-v2.png
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. 

Send us a message to schedule an appointment

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.

Do You Need Legal Help?

Send us a message and we’ll get in touch with you

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.

 

OUR OPERATIONS DURING PHASE 3  (HEIGHTENED ALERT)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On 14 May 2021, the Singapore government announced additional measures and restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) further to the reoccurrence of Covid-19 cases in the local community. It has been announced that these measures will continue under Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) until 21 June 2021.

We are committed to fighting the spread of Covid19 and the safety and well-being of our clients and employees is our top priority. Since the start of the pandemic, all business has been conducted from home whenever possible.

In light of the resurgence of infections in Singapore, all meetings at our offices will be by prior appointment only. All visitors to our offices during this period must  adhere to the restrictions that are in place. For the safety of everyone, we will reject any visitors who do not comply with the rules.

We remain committed to attending to your legal matters and have put in place business continuity plans to avoid any disruptions to our operations.

We are fully equipped to conduct e-meetings over video conferencing and tele-conferencing. Corresponding via emails is also an established business practice that can be fully utilized during this period. All our lawyers and staff have the capability to work remotely and we are equipped with infrastructure enabling hot-desking practices outside of our office.

 

If you have any concerns or questions in relation to the above or any legal issues during this period, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@jlex.com.sg or visit our website at http://www.jlex.com.sg.

 

Scroll to Top