Bernard is an experienced litigator and dispute resolution practitioner. He regularly appears as counsel before courts and arbitral tribunals in Singapore on a wide range of contentious matters.
Bernard represents clients in a wide range of general and commercial disputes ranging from corporate insolvency and shareholders disputes to cross-border asset tracing and enforcement actions, often utilising procedures such as maritime arrest, freezing injunctions, search orders and evidence preservation orders.
Bernard also regularly advises shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and H&M insurers on shipping and transportation related matters. He represents these clients in legal proceedings, arbitrations and dispute resolution processes. Bernard’s experience in this field has earned him accreditation as a senior specialist for maritime and shipping law.
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
Fellow of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Associate Mediator, Maritime Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime & Shipping Law, SAL
Honors and Awards
Ranked for Singapore Shipping: Domestic Litigation – Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2022
“Bernard Yee has longstanding experience in shipping litigation, regularly assisting P&I clubs, shipowners and insurance companies. Interviewees describe him as a “good lawyer” who is “reliable and someone the market widely believes can be trusted with shipping matters.”
Member of the Inquiry Panel constituted under the Legal Profession Act
Committee member of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore