Recent News

Edgar Chin and Loh Wai Yue Honoured as Senior Accredited Specialists by the Singapore Academy of Law

We are pleased to announce that Joint Managing Director, Edgar Chin and Director, Loh Wai Yue have been recognised as Senior Accredited Specialists, by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), for their expertise in maritime and shipping law.

Accreditation from the SAL is awarded to individuals who, over the course of their career, have contributed to the well-being of the industry and legal community in a profound and substantial way. The purpose of the scheme is to recognise legal practitioners with high levels of proficiency in their chosen practice area. Both senior lawyers were selected after a stringent selection process, which requires the relevant candidate to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in the relevant area of specialisation, before an independent selection panel comprising of luminaries in the legal profession including judges of the Supreme Court, makes their decision. 

Edgar Chin is Joint Managing Director of Incisive Law and head of the firm’s disputes team. Edgar has extensive and in-depth experience in shipping and admiralty legislation, international trade, insurance and commercial sectors, with a strong focus on contentious legal matters.

Loh Wai Yue is a Director at Incisive Law, Chief of Ince’s Beijing office and also heads the China desk in Singapore. A litigator with expertise across all types of commercial disputes including the trading of oil & gas, dry bulk cargoes and wet and dry shipping, Wai Yue has constantly been ranked as a leading lawyer in numerous legal directories, such as Chambers and Legal 500.

The recent recognition by the SAL for both Edgar and Wai Yue symbolises our level of commitment to provide service of the highest standards to clients across all markets.


Boaz Chan Promoted to Director of Incisive Law

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Boaz Chan from Associate Director to Director with effect from 1 December 2019.

Qualified in both Singapore and England, Boaz is a maritime and shipping law specialist who handles both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. He is also a litigator who regularly represent clients in disputes before the Singapore courts and in arbitration under the auspices of SIAC, SCMA and LMAA.

Boaz’s recent promotion is significant to the team and further illustrates the firm’s continued commitment in servicing our clients in Singapore and the region.

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Loh Wai Yue Appointed As Director of Incisive Law 

Litigator and specialist in commodities and shipping, Loh Wai Yue, has been appointed Director of Incisive Law with effect from 21 August 2019.

Triple qualified in Singapore, England & Wales and Hong Kong, Wai Yue brings with him over a decade of experience in handling disputes both in court and before arbitral tribunals in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. Wai Yue is also part of the Admiralty team in Asia and remains actively involved in investigation and handling of maritime casualties and claims.

Ranked as a leading lawyer in various legal directories, Wai Yue practised at the Singapore bar before his stint overseas, and prior to his appointment in Singapore, served as the Chief Representative of Ince’s Beijing office for the last 7 years. He continues to head the Beijing office and enjoys a formidable reputation with private and Chinese state-owned enterprises operating in the shipping, international trade, offshore and insurance sectors.

Wai Yue’s recent appointment is a significant addition to the Incisive team and will help to further strengthen the firm’s services for clients in Singapore and the region. Wai Yue serves concurrently as head of Ince Singapore’s China Practice.

To know more about Wai Yue, please click here.

Ministry of Law launches public consultation on allowing appeals to the High Court on questions of law arising from an arbitral award and other proposed amendments to Singapore’s International Arbitration Act.

04.07.2019 | Litigation and Dispute Resolution


The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has launched a public consultation to receive feedback on proposals to amend the International Arbitration Act (“IAA”). In its consultation paper, MinLaw has invited members of the public to provide feedback on a draft IAA Bill which, most notably, proposes the insertion of provisions to provide the option for parties to incorporate a right to appeal to the High Court on a question of law arising out of an award made in the proceedings, where parties have agreed to opt in to this mechanism.

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Shipping E-Brief – June 2019

10.06.2019 | Maritime

The Shipping E-Brief is a regular publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas. 

Our June 2019 edition of the Shipping E-Brief is full of articles dealing with topical shipping issues.  

To view on PDF and online here.

Getting the Deal Through – Market Intelligence – Shipping 2018 – Singapore

10310.2018 | Shipping

Incisive Law recently contributed a chapter on the shipping industry in Singapore to the market intelligence publication ‘Getting the Deal Through’. To read rest of article, please click here.

Shipping E-Brief – October issue

The October 2018 edition of our Shipping E-Brief is now available to view on PDF and online here.