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Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Shipping & Commodities


Moses Lin is Head of Shipping and Commodities at the firm. He specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular experience in shipping and commodities/trade disputes. He advises clients on risk mitigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, and has acted as counsel in the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Singapore. His experience extends to contractual and tortious disputes, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, defamation, employment disputes, as well as foreign and domestic judgment/award enforcement actions.

Whilst his expertise covers a wide spectrum of industry sectors, Moses leads the firm’s shipping and commodities practice. He regularly advises on disputes involving shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase, ship management, charterparties and cargo loss and damage, as well as demurrage or despatch and cargo off-specification claims. On the transactional front, Moses advises on ship sale and purchase agreements as well as ship building contracts.

Moses is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre(SMC) and an Adjudicator for the SMC Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Scheme. He is also on the Panel of Mediators in the Law Society Mediation Scheme, and a member of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore. He was also previously appointed as an independent director of a company listed on the Singapore Exchange.


English, Mandarin


Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore, 2008
LLB (Hons), University College London, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Dispute resolution

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has a fine history in dispute resolution, especially in banking and financial services disputes, insolvency and restructuring cases, and fraud and asset recovery. Along with its steady diet of banking and financial services cases, the firm has continued to land major engagements in the fraud segment, often cases stemming from large-scale insolvencies. It acted for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in a claim of more than $80m against the ex-directors and ex-employees of Hin Leong Trading, concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy by unlawful means, procurement of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. Sarjit Singh Gill SC has more than 40 years of experience in big-ticket litigation and arbitration, including corporate and banking disputes. David Chan is another senior practitioner with an outstanding record in fraud and insolvency cases. Ng Yeow Khoon and Probin Dass are also key practitioners, along with Joseph TayMoses Lin and Daniel Tan, the latter being an emerging talent.

Singapore > International arbitration

The international arbitration practice at Shook Lin & Bok LLP acts across a wide range of industries, notably including banking and financial disputes, credit insurance, shipping, energy, fraud, and white-collar crime. Sarjit Singh Gill SC is the head of the team, with a practice focusing on corporate and commercial, banking, and shareholder disputes, along with being well-versed in professional negligence and fraud work. Probin Dass and Moses Lin are key to the team, with expertise in shipping and commodities. David Chan is another notable name in the team.