Jonathan is a litigator and dispute resolution practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in admiralty and shipping, insurance and commercial litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in litigation and appellate cases before the High Court of Singapore and in arbitration.
Jonathan’s main practice is in admiralty and shipping, with an emphasis on contentious work (litigation and arbitration). He has advised or represented shipowners, charterers, cargo owners, bunker suppliers, banks and insurers in court and in arbitration. His relevant experience includes casualty investigation (collisions, grounding, fire and main engine breakdown), marine insurance, mortgage enforcement and workouts (including in an insolvency context), bunker supply disputes, disputes under contracts of carriage and bills of lading, maritime letters of indemnity, shipbuilding disputes, and recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards in Singapore. He also has complementary experience in admiralty procedure (Singapore), including the arrest of vessels, discharge of cargo on board vessels, judicial sale of vessels, determination of priorities and limitation action.
Prior to practising law, Jonathan served as a naval combat officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy, where his last appointment was as the operations officer on board a frigate. He has six years’ sea-going experience, including ship-handling, navigation and deck operations.