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Josiah Fong

Associate   |  
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Josiah graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2016 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018.

key areas of practice

  • Commercial & Civil Litigation
  • Shipping and Admiralty law
  • Arbitration
  • Charter Party Disputes

Josiah graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2016 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018.

 

Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Josiah commenced his career with an established local shipping firm, where he assisted with local and international arbitrations, and with matters in the Singapore Courts.

 

Josiah’s main areas of practice are commercial disputes, shipping and admiralty and insolvency. Josiah has assisted in charter party disputes, advisory work involving collision and grounding, and in defending shipowners in the arrest of its fleet of vessels.

key areas of practice

  • Commercial & Civil Litigation
  • Shipping and Admiralty law
  • Arbitration
  • Charter Party Disputes

Selected Experience

  • Acted for the owners of multiple vessels in defending several related high court admiralty suits involving defaults on mortgages.
  • Acted for a leading provider of logistics services in arbitration proceedings in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Acted for a shipyard in arbitration proceedings in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Advised a shipowner in a grounding incident which occurred in Indonesia while loading cargo.
  • Acted for a shipowner in an arbitration involving non-payment of freight and additional expenses.
  • Advised a shipowner in a claim arising from the removal of a vessel grounded in Myanmar.
  • Acted for a shipowner in an arbitration involving a charterparty dispute.
  • Acting for an LNG carrier in respect of the grounding by the said carrier of the reef at the Eauripik Atoll in the Yap State of the Federated Stated of Micronesia.
  • Acting for a global merchant firm in a Performance Bond claim as local counsel assisting Senior Counsel in obtaining summary judgment.
  • Acting for a shipowner in a claim for loss and damage suffered as a result of delays in delivery in the Singapore High Court.
  • Acting for the Defendant in a matter involving a dispute in respect of breach of contract arising out of a ship design license agreement.
  • Acted for the Applicant in a matter before the SICC, applying to set aside an SIAC arbitration award.
  • Advised a seafarer on his employment rights due to short-payment of his salary.

Reported Cases

  • The “Songa Venus” [2020] 4 SLR 1317
  • Gokul Patnaik v Nine Rivers Capital Ltd [2020] SGHC(I) 23

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