Kohe Hasan


Tel: +65 6805 7388

Kohe is a director in Resource Law LLC and a partner in Reed Smith.

Kohe undertakes a broad range of work in the energy, mining, commodities and shipping sectors, and is experienced in both contentious and transactional matters. She is well versed in regional matters in these sectors and has advised clients in Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Her contentious experience has been extremely helpful in assisting clients troubleshoot and mitigate risks at the outset of any transaction. Fluent in Malay and Bahasa Indonesia, Kohe has built a thriving energy practice in Malaysia and Indonesia.

As part of servicing her clients, she also occasionally advises them on employment matters arising out of their businesses. Kohe practices all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Singapore employment law. She is a member of the Singapore National Wages Council which provides recommendations and guidelines annually on wages and training for Singapore incorporated companies.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Singapore
  • England & Wales


  • English
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Malay
  • Hindi

Professional Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • The Law Society of England and Wales

Energy and natural resources

  • Acted for a major Asian national oil company in a USD 100 million LCIA arbitration in London against an Indian conglomerate in relation to the sale and purchase of LNG
  • Acted for a leading Cambodian group in a joint venture dispute with its foreign counterpart, arising out of an agreement concerning a 270MW power plant in Cambodia
  • Acted for a Singapore listed company and its affiliates in a suite of arbitration proceedings in respect of a dispute arising out of a power plant project in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone
  • Acted for the Singapore subsidiary of a major international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services in a USD 10 million SIAC arbitration in relation to the sale of parcels of crude oil
  • Advised a Singapore listed company in connection with its investments in Vietnam in various solar power projects
  • Advised a Singaporean company on the acquisition of a hydro power plant in Vietnam and managing the project risks associated with the acquisition
  • Advised a major national energy corporation in relation to their standard form coal purchase agreement

Shipping and offshore

  • Advised a significant Japanese corporate conglomerate in a USD 20 million cargo contamination dispute against a major Greek shipowner
  • Acted for disponent owners of an offshore supply vessel, who are a significant regional player, in a claim for, amongst others, outstanding charter hire in the sum of close to USD 10 million
  • Acting for a significant Middle Eastern offshore company in a multi-million dollar claim against Owners for breaches of various charterparties in respect of several offshore supply vessels used in one of the largest offshore oil fields in the Middle East
  • Acting for a major Chinese petrochemical corporation in respect of the sale and purchase of crude oil and contamination dispute against a major Greek shipowner in a LMAA arbitration
  • Advised a major Asian trading house on pre-emptive steps to be taken in the handling of a multi-million dollar cargo containing explosives, in particular vis a vis both its buyer and seller
  • Advised a Singaporean company in the entering of a joint venture with an Indonesian conglomerate in connection with the acquisition of an Indonesian subsea services provider and ownership of several Indonesian flagged subsea vessels
  • Assisted two significant regional oil and gas players in the setting up of a joint venture single purchase vehicle for the acquisition of a series of offshore supply vessels to be used in Middle East operations
  • Advised an integrated marine logistics group in negotiations with a Singapore shipyard in respect of the construction of a Jack-up Rig worth over USD 200 million
  • Advised the Singapore subsidiary of an international maritime group on various offshore-related matters including shipbuilding contracts entered into with Chinese shipyards, supervisory and project management services and assisting in bids for works carried out in various locations including the Gulf of Mexico
  • Advised a subsidiary of the oil and gas authority of Malaysia on investment due diligence issues including project and contract control risks. The proposed target acquisition is a Dutch FPSO/FSO fleet owner. This advisory work was applied across a series of design, supply and install contracts involving single point mooring systems, swivel stacks and supporting offshore engineering systems

Bankruptcy and commercial restructuring

  • Advised one of the largest Indonesian shipping conglomerates on the contentious aspects of its multi-million dollar restructuring process
  • Advised the lenders in their restructuring / enforcement options vis a vis the borrower, which is one of the world’s largest chemical tanker operators
  • Acted for Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in proceedings arising from the collapse of a UK-listed metal trading house, RBG Resources, in respect of a massive commodity fraud claim before the Singapore courts (Banque Cantonale Vaudoise v Fujitrans (Singapore) Pte Ltd)
  • Acted for Mizuho Corporate Bank in two separate actions claiming for reimbursement in respect of various substantial letters of credit issued by Korea’s Cho Hung Bank (Mizuho Corporate Bank Limited v Cho Hung Bank) and Woori Bank (Mizuho Corporate Bank Limited v Woori Bank) respectively
  • Advised a leading European bank in litigation connected to a USD35 million letter of credit fraud claim

Other contentious matters

  • Acting for an Australasian cattle supplier and exporter in a USD 100 million Singapore-seated arbitration commenced under a long-term Sales and Management Agreement concerning the sale and export of cattle from Australia to an Asian country. The respondents include the government of the Asian country and several state-owned agencies. The matter involves complex issues of attribution of state responsibility
  • Acted for a Singapore company in a USD 350 million UNCITRAL arbitration against various state owned entities of a Southeast Asian nation in a dispute arising from a cattle supply contract
  • Acted for a leading nutrition, health and wellness company in a USD 600 million UNCITRAL arbitration dispute in Thailand arising from a joint venture dispute
  • Acted for a significant Thai real estate group in a USD 60 million SIAC arbitration against a principal private equity firm in relation to a dispute arising from a facility agreement
  • Acted for a leading Thai family in a USD 120 million SIAC arbitration arising from a property fund dispute