Litigation specialist Loh Wai Yue appointed as new Joint Managing Director of Incisive Law LLC
8 April 2020 – Incisive Law is pleased to announce the appointment of litigation specialist Loh Wai Yue as the new Joint Managing Director with immediate effect. Wai Yue will serve alongside current Joint Managing Directors Bill Ricquier, who has led the firm since its inception, and Edgar Chin whose appointment was in 2016.
Wai Yue has two decades of experience advising on all types of commercial disputes including the trading of oil and gas, dry bulk cargoes, and wet and dry shipping matters across Asia.
He has been consistently ranked in distinguished legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500 and is well-known in the legal industry for his role in representing various international clients (including Chinese enterprises) in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations across multiple jurisdictions.
Wai Yue concurrently holds the title of Chief Representative of Ince’s Beijing office and Head of China Practice in Singapore, where he plays a strategic role in leading the firm’s offering in servicing Chinese enterprises internationally. He has also led on projects where international clients have interests or disputes in China or with Chinese entities.
In addition to working in Ince’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing over the course of his career, he is also qualified to practise Singapore, Hong Kong and English law. This makes him one of the few triple qualified Singaporean lawyers in Asia, with knowledge of and experience across a number of legal systems, and with a firm understanding of clients’ commercial needs across the region.
Earlier in the year, Wai Yue joined the ranks of a select group of senior practitioners at the Singapore bar as a Senior Accredited Specialist in maritime and shipping law. The accreditation is awarded by the Singapore Academy of Law in recognition of those with extensive expertise in this area of practice.
Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of The Ince Group said:
“Wai Yue brings with him a huge amount of maritime knowledge, as well as the ability to practice across multiple jurisdictions. He will enable us to offer an even greater level service and understanding to our clients, while we continue to work on some of the most technical and pressing cases in the region.”
Bill Ricquier said:
“We are proud to welcome Wai Yue to the leadership ranks of the firm in Singapore. He is a very experienced maritime lawyer, who has the right vigour and ability to inspire as well as lead the firm in continuing to provide the highest level of advice to our clients.”
Commenting on his appointment, Loh Wai Yue said:
“I am grateful for this opportunity and am excited to work closely with the current directors in growing the firm and levels of service we offer our clients. The firm’s commitment to clients and staff is unwavering and continues to strengthen as the firm grows. I look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with everyone in the firm as well as our global network.“