Firm Profile > Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP > Singapore, Singapore

Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP
39 Robinson Road,
#15-01 Robinson Point
Singapore 068911

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Often the go-to shipping practice for P&I clubs, vessel owners, and shipping companies, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP is well placed to handle both wet and dry matters and admiralty proceedings. Managing partner K. Murali Pany  advises on charterparties, cargo claims, marine insurance, and collisions, among others, while senior partner Danny Chua is highly recognised for his shipping transactional work, particularly financing, sale and purchase, and registration of vessels. Deputy managing partner John Sze is a leading figure in shipping and international trade litigation, representing P&I clubs and listed shipping companies in the highest courts in Singapore as well as in international arbitration. The team also acts for lenders in ship mortgage disputes and undertakes restructuring work.

Key clients

Denko Trading Limited

AmBank (M) Berhad (Labuan Offshore Branch) (“AmBank”)

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch (“SPDB”)

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (“Petrobras”)

Gulf Oil Marine Limited

Our firm traces its history to February 1988 where the practices of founding partners Joseph Tan and Jude Benny were merged and renamed Joseph Tan Jude Benny (JTJB). At that time the firm focused on maritime law, real estate and conveyancing.

Today, JTJB provides specialised legal services in five cores areas of practice. The firm has a worldwide reach through branch offices, associate firms and legal networks, and is the only Singapore member of the ADVOC group – a network of international law offices spanning more than 60 countries.

JTJB provides specialised legal services in areas of commercial dispute resolution, corporate and corporate secretarial, regulatory and compliance, real estate and conveyancing and are particularly known for our maritime and shipping expertise. Our firm is a prominent part of the legal landscape in Singapore with an international clientele and reputation. Our practice groups are led by skilled and experienced practitioners and we are able to take on matters of any size, urgency and complexity without compromising our commitment to provide clients with personalised and dedicated service.

Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping & Admiralty; Commercial Dispute Resolution Danny Chua (65) 6224 1381
Conveyancing & Real Estate; Probate & Administration; Patents & Trademarks Mabel Tan (65) 6324 0016
Shipping & Admiralty; Commercial Dispute Resolution K. Murali Pany (65) 6224 3645
Shipping & Admiralty; Commercial Dispute Resolution John Sze (65) 6220 9388
Regulatory & Compliance; Corporate Secretarial Services Nicola Loh (65) 6220 9388
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Danny Chua  photo Mr Danny Chua Danny is a Senior Partner at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, specialising…
Ms Florence Goh  photo Ms Florence Goh Florence is a Partner and the Head of Corporate Department at Joseph…
 Nicola Loh  photo Nicola Loh Partner, Head of Regulatory & Compliance Practice
Dato Peter Madhavan  photo Dato Peter Madhavan Senior Partner of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Dato’ Madhavan’s practice focuses…
Mr K. Murali Pany  photo Mr K. Murali Pany Murali is the Managing Partner of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP.
Dato Jude Philomen Benny  photo Dato Jude Philomen Benny Consultant and Co-Founder of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Dato Benny’s extensive…
Mr John Sze  photo Mr John Sze John is the Deputy Managing Partner of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP.…
Ms Mabel Tan  photo Ms Mabel Tan Mabel is a Senior Partner at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP and…
Total number of lawyers worldwide : 79
Lawyers in Singapore : 15
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CLIENT: Mike Mitchell


TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with JTJB and Danny Chua for many years and have consistently received prompt and accurate advice but beyond this, also sound, tactical and strategic advice, which is essential when identifying a legal route in a different jurisdiction. Highly recommended.

CLIENT: Genta Irie, Attorney at Law and Lecturer

COMPANY/FIRM: Azabu International Law Office, Nihon University

TESTIMONIAL: Walter Ferix was recommended when we were looking for a good commercial lawyer to deal with a rather complex matter. We have been extremely pleased with the results of this appointment. He is fiercely protective of client’s interests and I know I am in good hands whenever I work with him. We hold him in extremely high regard and respect and trust his advice, which has been top notch. Highly recommended for commercial litigation.

CLIENT: Andreas Thanos, CEO & Chairman

COMPANY/FIRM: Mitora Group

TESTIMONIAL: Walter Ferix has been advising Mitora Group and myself for a number of years. He has acted for me in numerous matters spanning litigation, corporate work, drafting of agreements and my personal matters. Despite his busyness, Walter has always spared his personal time to meet me and handle our cases. All of which, whether corporate or personal, we have won thanks to his knowledgeable and pertinent advice. Walter is sharp and perceptive, and gets to the nub of the issue, quickly and effectively. I personally value his ability to give good advice and perspective on both legal and commercial issues, decisively.

CLIENT:Lee Thiam Chuan, Director

COMPANY/FIRM: TrustCon Engineering Pte Ltd

TESTIMONIAL: We are very pleased and satisfied with the services of Dato’ Jude Benny and his team in relation to an arbitration which we were involved in. During the course of our working together, what impressed us was the depth of the team’s industry knowledge and the team’s ability to understand the practical aspects of our business with ease. We were also wowed by Dato’ Benny’s outstanding cross examination skills and his professionalism during the course of the hearing. Absolutely superb. Thank you for the professional advice, great effort and brilliant strategies.

CLIENT: Albert Lim

COMPANY/FIRM: Wartsila Singapore

TESTIMONIAL: JTJB has been Wartsila’s lawyers since 2008 and has consistently provided excellent legal support and advice over various legal issues. John Sze and his team are the lawyers that we would always look to, for matters involving a maritime and/or litigation angle. Their lawyers have shown commitment, speed and accuracy in their legal advice and action, and we strongly recommend them.