Benjamin Ow

Senior Associate
Tel: +65 6305 9070
benjamin.ow@incisivelaw.com 

Benjamin was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2014.

Benjamins has broad experience in advising on a range of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including in the areas of commercial contracts, shipping, trust, insurance, employment, insolvency, and tenancy disputes.

In addition to dispute resolution work, he also has experience in advisory work such as advising on shareholders’ agreements, service agreements, and electricity retail agreements.

Highlight matters include:

  • Acted for a bank in an admiralty claim relating to a switched bill of lading, which involved a novel legal issue of whether a warrant of arrest can be upheld on the basis of a cause of action which was not originally pleaded by the arresting party at the time the warrant was issued (The “Jeil Crystal” [2021] SGHC 292).
  • Acted for a joint venture company in an arbitration against a Chinese shipbuilder, in a dispute relating to delays in construction and non-delivery of a jack-up drilling rig.
  • Acted for a subsidiary of a public-listed company in Singapore in an admiralty claim in respect of repair works carried out on a vessel.
  • Acted for a marine services company in an admiralty claim in respect of materials supplied to a vessel.
  • Acted for a bank in an admiralty claim in respect of mis-delivery of cargo, involving an issue of whether a document is a bill of lading.
  • Acted for a ride-hailing company in successfully defending a claim for breach of contract for the sale and purchase of a domain name, which involved novel legal issues on cyber-squatting, illegality and public policy in Singapore (3 Corporate Services Pte Ltd v Grabtaxi Holdings Pte Ltd [2020] 4 SLR 941).
  • Acted for a ride-hailing company in a claim for breach of employment contract, which involved obtaining an injunction to restrain usage and disclosure of proprietary information to competitors.
  • Acted for a company in a claim against a former director for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion of property.
  • Acted for a private client in a successful claim for breach of confidence, which involved issues relating to the disclosure and usage of surreptitiously obtained documents in legal proceedings (Jethanand Harkishindas Bhojwani v Lakshmi Prataprai Bhojwani (alias Mrs Lakshmi Jethanand Bhojwani) and others [2021] SGHC 256).
  • Acted for a private client in a dispute with a property developer, which involved novel legal issues relating to stakeholding monies and the Limitation Act (Lau Soon and another v UOL Development (Dakota) Pte Ltd and another appeal [2021] SGHC 195).

Education (University):

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), National University of Singapore

Professional Associations and Memberships:

The Law Society of Singapore
The Singapore Academy of Law

Languages:

English
Mandarin