Collin is a commercial lawyer with over 27 years of experience in a wide range of advisory, litigation, appellate, arbitration and regulatory cases, ranging from commodities, shipping and maritime, shareholder, and IT disputes, to cross-border environmental class action lawsuits, insurance recoveries and sanctions advice.
Collin acts as both solicitor and counsel in litigation, appellate and arbitration cases, having acted for a listed shipyard against its auditors for substantial unauthorised foreign exchange losses, for one of Singapore’s wealthiest individuals in a lawsuit for breach of directors duties, for HSBC to get freezing orders in relation to mis-selling of financial products, for IBM in an IT implementation dispute with a Singapore Statutory Board, and for a Singapore Statutory Board in a judicial review claim.
Collin is currently counsel in among others, an ongoing cross-border environmental class action law suit for oil pollution and a complex ship collision trial.
Collin has also advised on many commercial and regulatory issues, from sale of goods disputes and claims arising from the grounding of helicopters manufactured by a European corporation, to regulatory duties arising from ownership of a VLCC jetty, ownership rights of an oil pipeline, potential liabilities arising from pollution from oil refinery and storage facilities, a troubled government IT project in Hong Kong, and the impact of UN and US sanctions on certain entities.
In shipping and maritime, Collin has handled numerous shipping casualties and disasters (fires, sinkings, groundings and collisions), in addition to more routine disputes involving charteparties, MOAs, and cargo claims.
Collin is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, an Associate Mediator on the Maritime Panel of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a representative of the Singapore Law Society on the Singapore Admiralty Court Users Committee.
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
- Fellow of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
- Associate Mediator, Maritime Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
- Member of The Law Society of Singapore
- Representative of the Singapore Law Society on the Singapore Admiralty Court Users Committee