Moses Lin


Tel: +65 6305 9089

Moses specialises in commercial dispute resolution, particularly in the maritime and international trade sectors. He also regularly advises clients on risk mitigation.

Moses has extensive experience acting as counsel in commercial litigation and arbitrations in Singapore  as well as advising and representing clients (liquidators/judicial managers/scheme managers as well as creditors) in corporate insolvency matters. His experience covers contractual and tortious disputes, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, judgment/award enforcement actions.

Moses’ expertise spans a wide range of industry sectors with a particular focus on shipping where he advises on charterparty disputes, cargo loss/damage claims, demurrage/despatch and cargo off-specification claims. Moses also frequently advises on commodities and trade disputes.

He has appeared as lead counsel in reported cases in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the State Courts.

Moses is a member of the Ince & Co Compliance and Regulatory Group with a particular focus on cyber security and technology (such as the adoption of smart contracts and distributed ledger technology in commerce).

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

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 lists Moses as a Next Generation Lawyer in recognition of his being ‘one to watch’ amongst shipping lawyers in Singapore, and Benchmark Litigation 2018 endorses him as a ‘Future Star’ in shipping and international arbitration.

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:

  • DHJS Hull No 2007-002 LLC v Skaugen Marine Investments Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 122
  • The “STX Mumbai” and another matter – [2015] 5 SLR 1 (Court of Appeal)
  • The “STX Mumbai” – [2014] 3 SLR 1116 (High Court)
  • 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