Recent News

Incisive Law is a proud Headline Social Event Sponsor at the IBA’s Maritime and Transport Law Conference in Singapore

25.05.2022 | Singapore

Incisive Law is proud to be the Headline Social Event Sponsor at the upcoming in-person International Bar Association’s Maritime and Transport Law Conference – The New World of Shipping Post-Covid from 6th to 8th June 2022 in Singapore.

We look forward to be a part of the key discussions in the maritime and law sectors at this event. Join us this June.  For more info, please visit 


Incisive Law named as Finalist at the upcoming Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2022

06.05.2022 | Singapore

We are delighted to share that our Firm has been named as a Finalist in the Maritime Law Firm of the Year category at the upcoming Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2022.

The ALB SE Asia Law Awards recognises the exceptional performance of private practitioners and in-house counsel in SE Asia and throughout the region.

The awards ceremony will be held on 25 May in Singapore.

For more info, please click here

Joint Managing Director Loh Wai Yue cited in ST Article – “Arbitration draws more players from abroad amid upbeat mood on growth”

25.04.2022 | Singapore

Our Joint Managing Director Loh Wai Yue was quoted in The Straits Times article “Arbitration draws more players from abroad amid upbeat mood on growth”.

In a similar upbeat mood about growth prospects, Incisive Law’s joint managing director Loh Wai Yue said: “Based on the firm’s very strong China practice which I lead, Chinese interests are increasingly expressing a preference for resolution of disputes through arbitration in Singapore.”

He added: “Firms like Incisive Law that focus on both litigation and arbitration work offer a distinctive advantage because we are able to marry our knowledge of the arbitration playing field in Singapore and our familiarity with the type of support that parties can receive from the Singapore courts where necessary.”

Incisive Law offers clients a team of lawyers experienced in cross-border disputes prosecuted by arbitration, and/or resolved by other forms of ADR such as mediation and expert determinations. Our team members are multi-qualified in several jurisdictions worldwide including Singapore, UK, New York, Hong Kong and many others.

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Kim Seah Awarded the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) in the Singapore National Day Awards 2021

10.08.2021 | Singapore

Incisive Law is delighted that our Director Kim Seah has been conferred the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in the National Day Awards 2021 announced yesterday.

Established in 1963, the Public Service Star is awarded to a person who has rendered valuable public service to the people of Singapore, or for his accomplishment in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement.

Congratulations to Kim on receiving the prestigious award and we thank him for all his contributions to Singapore.

For more information on Kim Seah, please click here.

Incisive Law Appoints new Head of Finance in Singapore

21.12.2020 | Singapore

Incisive Law LLC, the Singapore member of The Ince Group has today announced the appointment of highly recognised transactional lawyer Sung-Hwan (SD) Choi to lead its finance practice in Singapore.

Sung-Hwan (SD) is a 20-year industry veteran who has amassed expertise in advising Korean and multinational clients in all aspects of banking, asset and project finance matters including ship and offshore finance, and has acted for a variety of banks, lenders, investment funds and ship owners. SD also heads the firm’s Korea practice in Singapore.

SD is qualified to practise in England and Wales, Marshall Islands, New York and District of Columbia and also advises on Liberia and Vanuatu laws. He has practised at a leading Korean law firm for many years prior to moving to Singapore in 2015 and at a large international law firm.

Bill Ricquier and Wai Yue Loh, Joint Managing Directors of Incisive Law LLC, said:

“Sung-Hwan (SD) is one of our most experienced transactional lawyers in the region and a leading practitioner who deeply understands the needs of our clients. We would like to congratulate SD on his new role and are excited to work with him in enhancing our regional financial services offering forward.”

For more information on Sung-Hwan (SD) Choi, please click here.

Incisive Law ranked as one of Singapore’s Best Law Firms 

18.11.2020 | Singapore

Incisive Law LLC, has been recognised as one of Singapore’s Best Law Firms for maritime law in a survey released by The Straits Times and global research firm Statista.

The first of its kind undertaken by Straits Times in partnership with Statista, the survey identified Singapore’s best law firms in 15 practice categories. The results are based on more than 10,000 recommendations from over 4,000 lawyers, clients and colleagues.

Bill Ricquier and Wai Yue Loh, Joint Managing Directors of Incisive Law LLC, commented:

“We are honoured to be ranked as one Singapore’s Best Law Firms for maritime law by the Straits Times and Statista. We would also like to thank our clients, lawyers and staff for their invaluable support which have contributed to the firm’s growth all these years. This recognition reinforces our firm’s position as the leading shipping law firm in the country.”

Singapore’s ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures – Office closure and working from home 

Following recent developments in relation to COVID-19 and the government’s announcement on ‘circuit breaker’ measures, our office premise will be closed from 7 April until further notice

During this period, our lawyers and staff will be working from home and shall remain contactable via email and telephone/mobile. We are equipped with the right technology and secure IT infrastructure to work, correspond and meet virtually. We will continue to be accessible and aim to respond to queries effectively.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joint Managing Director, Bill Ricquier at or your usual contact at the firm.

As your trusted advisers, we remain dedicated to support you during this crisis. Get in touch with us if you need support or want to have a conversation about how COVID-19 might impact your business or you personally.


Boaz Chan Promoted to Director of Incisive Law

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Boaz Chan from Associate Director to Director with effect from 1 December 2019.

Qualified in both Singapore and England, Boaz is a maritime and shipping law specialist who handles both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. He is also a litigator who regularly represent clients in disputes before the Singapore courts and in arbitration under the auspices of SIAC, SCMA and LMAA.

Boaz’s recent promotion is significant to the team and further illustrates the firm’s continued commitment in servicing our clients in Singapore and the region.

To know more about Boaz, please click here.