Moses Lin


Tel: +65 6305 9089

Moses is a versatile commercial lawyer who handles a broad spectrum of commercial disputes as well as transactional matters.

Moses has substantial experience in acting as counsel in commercial litigation and arbitration matters as well as advising and representing clients (liquidators/judicial managers/scheme managers as well as creditors) in corporate insolvency matters. He is well-versed in several areas of law including contractual and tortious disputes, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, judgment/award enforcement actions, as well as admiralty and shipping law, having been involved in or appeared as lead counsel in reported cases in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the State Courts.

Although his practice spans all industry sectors, Moses is particularly well-acquainted with the marine, commodities, international trade and energy sectors, and has handled many charterparty disputes, cargo loss/damage claims, demurrage/despatch and cargo off-specification claims.

Moses was previously with an International Group P&I Club, and is currently appointed as an independent director of a public-listed company.

Highlight matters include:

  • Acting for Charterers in a multi-party cargo mis-delivery claim in the High Court of Singapore involving discharge of cargo against letters of indemnity without presentation of original bills of lading.
  • Lead counsel for ship managers in an SIAC arbitration against Russian ship owners.
  • Acting for Indian commodities traders in an iron ore quality dispute being adjudicated under the auspices of the SIAC.
  • Acting for creditors in the insolvency proceedings of Hanjin Shipping and Swiber Offshore.
  • Lead counsel for a South Korean ship owner in High Court proceedings in an application to strike out an action and set aside the arrest of a vessel with the award of damages for wrongful arrest. Judgment was reported.
  • Lead counsel in an action seeking an injunction and pre-action discovery against a ship owner on behalf of Swiss cargo owners.
  • Acting for various clients in actions to register and enforce arbitration awards in the Singapore High Court.
  • Acting for fuel oil traders in a cross-border multi-party dispute involving the supply of off-spec bunkers.
  • Lead counsel for an international airline in a claim brought against it by 14 passengers for breach of contract which was eventually resolved by mediation.
  • Acting for a public-listed company in resisting winding-up proceedings.
  • Acting for the judicial managers of Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd, advising on a multitude of legal issues arising in the operation of the company as a going concern and in the adjudication of over USD900 million of claims filed against the company.
  • Acting for the liquidators of Petroprod Ltd in the ancillary liquidation of the Norwegian manufacturer of offshore drills and rigs.
  • Acting in an action (with a reported judgment) by an oil major against former employees for alleged breach of contract and misuse of confidential information.

Reported Cases include:

  • The “STX Mumbai” – [2014] 3 SLR 1116 (High Court)
  • The “STX Mumbai” and another matter – [2015] 5 SLR 1 (Court of Appeal)
  • BP Singapore Pte Ltd v Quek Chin Thean and others – [2011] 2 SLR 541
  • Orchid Garden Pte Ltd v Law Moi Hwa – [2010] SGDC 87 (State Courts)

Education (University):

University College London

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Law Society of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law
Maritime Law Association of Singapore