Andrew Lee

+65 6576 4722
+65 9155 8404

Andrew is a partner in the marine, trade and energy team. He is based in the Singapore office, of which he is a founding member. Andrew has a broad marine, trade and arbitration practice and heads the office's dry-shipping & commodities team.

Andrew has been with Hill Dickinson since 2001 and has worked for the firm in London and the UAE, as well as Singapore. Before joining the firm Andrew worked as an underwriting assistant in London. Prior to that, he spent a year in China, teaching English and is a keen sailor.

Andrew's practice spans all areas of wet and dry shipping. On the wet side, he has particular experience in relation to groundings and salvage, as well as collisions and fires. On the dry side, charterparty matters form the bulk of his practice. He has particular interest and experience in relation to offshore contracts and disputes and is also involved in marine insurance matters. Andrew also has a strong commodities practice advising and assisting trading houses on contract wordings and disputes. Andrew seeks to settle cases on appropriate terms whenever possible. However, he has substantial (successful) experience in arbitration and court proceedings where settlement has not been achieved.

Andrew completed his law degree in 1998 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Thereafter he studied for his LPC at the College of Law in Chester.

Experience
  • Advised shipowners in prosecuting an unsafe port claim at arbitration, resulting in a successful settlement
  • Assisted shipmanagers in defending claims in the US arising from a collision with a rig. Assisting in obtaining indemnity from insurers in Europe
  • Successfully defended offshore support vessel (OSV) owners in respect of a US $140 million claim arising from a gas pipeline rupture in SE Asia
  • Advising reinsurers on issues relating to the loss of "MOL COMFORT"
  • Advising the Singapore office of a trading house on the terms of the Asean-China Free Trade Agreement 2010 and how it impacts upon their shipments
  • Successfully defending sub-charterers at arbitration in relation to the supply of alleged off-spec bunkers
  • Recovering US $800,000 for shipowners from defaulting Iranian charterers
  • Drafting general terms and conditions for commodity house for container trades
  • Drafting container liner company's bill of lading terms
  • Settling major collision claim in open waters at 90%/10% in client's favour
Affiliations

Member of the Law Society

Languages

Norwegian = Basic

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