Justin Seet


Tel: +65 6505 0166

Justin advises and represents clients on charterparty disputes, international trade disputes, collisions, cargo claims, and ship building/sale and purchase disputes.

Justin also advises creditors and financial institutions in respect of large-scale corporate insolvencies, in particular debtor companies in the shipping, maritime and oil and gas sectors.

Apart from disputes, he is also involved in various non-contentious matters such as ship finance and employment.


  • Diablo Fortune Inc v Duncan, Cameron Lindsay and another [2018] SGCA 26 whereby a coram of 5 judges in the Court of Appeal heard the ship-owner’s appeal against the Singapore High Court’s decision in respect of the juridical nature of a contractual lien on sub-freights.
  • Duncan, Cameron Lindsay and another v Diablo Fortune Inc and another matter [2017] SGHC 172 whereby the Singapore High Court considered the juridical nature of a contractual lien on sub-freights.
  • Advising creditors, including overseas financial institutions, in large-scale insolvencies like Hanjin Shipping and the Swiber Group.
  • Successfully obtaining an Order of Court for damages for the wrongful arrest of a client’s vessel.
  • Represented the owners of two VLGC vessels in an SCMA arbitration against their former ship managers.
  • Represented and obtained injunctive relief for charterers in a multi-party cargo mis-delivery claim in the Singapore High Court involving the discharge of a cargo of palm oil against letters of indemnity without presentation of original bills of lading.
  • Defended a local university against an application for an injunction and a claim for damages in respect of a call on a performance bond.


Education (University):

University of Sheffield

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Law Society of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law