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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution


Michelle is a dispute resolution partner with a particular focus on energy, shipping and international trade.

Michelle has experience acting for banks in finance litigation matters, ship yards in complex ship and rig building disputes, oil majors, wind farms, national airlines and other multi-national corporations. She also regularly provides risk management and litigation advice on corporate and ship finance matters. Michelle’s experience in disputes is beneficial in negotiating, drafting and advising on potential risks in commercial contracts on shipbuilding, ship charters, ship sale and purchase, offshore contracts and commodities contracts.

Being dual-qualified in both Singapore and in England and Wales has placed her well to advise on international disputes as well acting in Singapore-based arbitrations. She is knowledgeable in the law, but is always mindful to adopt a commercial and sensible approach in finding solutions for clients. Having specialised since the inception of her career, she is recognised by the shipping market as credible and committed to the industry.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > International arbitration

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a burgeoning player in the arbitration market, particularly in investment disputes and in offshore oil and gas cases. It has extensive experience in Indonesia, Vietnam, China and the Philippines. Post M&A, joint venture, shareholder and power cases also feature strongly along with shipping and charterparty arbitrations. Timothy Cooke is a recognised leading name in the arbitration field, while Michelle Yong has a strong name in shipping disputes, as does John Simpson who joined from Ince in 2018.