Bernard Yee

Managing Director

Notary Public

Commissioner for Oaths
Tel: +65 6805 7378

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

  • Singapore
  • Fellow of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Associate Mediator, Maritime Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime & Shipping Law, SAL


  • English
  • Mandarin

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.”

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Inquiry Panel constituted under the Legal Profession Act
  • Committee member of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore
  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • Acting for various shipowners in relation to claims arising from the collapse of OW Bunkers, one of the largest bunker suppliers
  • Acting for shipowners in relation to various types of shipboard incidents including fire, explosions, suicide, and representing the shipowner in the coroner’s inquiry arising from the incident
  • Acting for a drilling equipment provider in a US$25 million claim for damage to a sub-sea drilling system
  • Acting for a global telecommunications service provider in claims for damage to its sub-sea assets
  • Acting for various lenders and creditors to enforce payment of loans and mortgages against debtors and their assets including vessels, property and shares