Leong Lu Yuan Counsel

Leong Lu Yuan

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 2007
LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, 2006

Leong Lu Yuan was called to the Singapore Bar in 2007 and has practiced as a dispute resolution lawyer since then, with a focus on shipping and insurance law. She began practice in an established law firm in Singapore, where she was admitted into partnership in 2012. Lu Yuan is also accredited as an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Lu Yuan’s dispute resolution experience spans the field of corporate and commercial law, and includes advising on contractual and tortious claims, shareholder disputes, agency, employment law and agreements, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act, and handling third party claims against service providers and goods manufacturers, property damage claims arising from fires, floods and failure of machinery.

Lu Yuan also acts in a broad range of wet and dry shipping matters, acting for insurers, P&I Clubs, cargo interests and shipowners.

Contentious matters in which she has acted include ship collisions, oil pollution matters, charterparty disputes, claims for mis-delivery of cargo, cargo damage and loss of cargo, disposal of abandoned cargo carried by air and sea, and marine insurance claims involving issues such as insufficient packaging, inherent vice and fraud.

Her non-contentious and transactional shipping work includes advising on and drafting contracts for the sale and purchase of vessels, shipbuilding contracts, crew agreements, standard fixture note / charterparty terms, and contracts for the sale and purchase of bulk cargo.

Some of the matters Lu Yuan has been involved in include:

  • Successfully acted for shipowners in an arbitration relating to charterparty and dredging disputes arising out of the construction of a major container terminal, slated to be the largest container terminal in the world.
  • Successfully acted for an offshore services company in an interpleader action and secured the return of equipment valued in excess of USD 30 million, claimed by multiple parties.
  • Successfully acted for the respondent in an arbitration with shipbuilders in a dispute in respect of the sale and purchase of an offshore vessel valued in excess of USD 200 million.
  • Acted for carriers in relation to a loss of and/or damage to over 200 containers as a result of a tropical cyclone.
  • Acted for shipbuilders in an interpleader action in respect of uncompleted vessels claimed by multiple parties.
  • Successfully obtained an acquittal for ship agents prosecuted in respect of an alleged discharge/spillage of oil into Singapore waters at an oil terminal.
  • Acted for shipowners in relation to the grounding of a barge off Horsburgh Lighthouse.
  • Acted for shipowners in relation to the grounding of a vessel in Myanmar.
  • Advised on a range of general insurance policy wordings and disputes over policy cover.
Leong Lu Yuan

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Commercial Disputes/ Investigations
  • Energy, International Trade & Commodities
  • Real Estate & MCST Related Disputes
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Shipping & Admiralty
  • Insurance

Memberships & Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore Standing Committee on Anti-Money Laundering
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore Standing Committee on Information Technology
  • Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre (Maritime Panel)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin