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Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP has an 'excellent grasp of wet and dry shipping issues', including trade finance, marine insurance, sale and purchase and casualty matters, and frequently handles advocacy before domestic and international arbitration forums concerning maritime-related matters. The practice retains a strong client base comprising of P&I Clubs, marine insurers, shipyards and shipowners, charterers and brokers. K. Murali Pany, John Sze and practice head Danny Chua are the key names.


The team have outstanding knowledge of their market, as well as an excellent grasp of the wet and dry shipping issues at play.’

‘Danny Chua understands how to run a case effectively.


Key clients

Bank of Piraeus A.E.

Owners of Napa I vessel

Owners of the Atika vessel

Owners of the GS Spring vessel

 Denko Trading Co., Ltd

Moratel International Pte. Ltd.

Fuk Hing Steamship Co., Ltd. PICC Property & Casualty Company Limited

Mackenzie Shipping Pte Ltd

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). Then, 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 & Corporate Secretarial, Regulatory & Compliance, Real Estate and Conveyancing and are particularly known for our Maritime & 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
Corporate; Conveyancing & Real Estate Florence Goh (65) 6224 0812
Regulatory & Compliance; Corporate Secretarial Services Nicola Loh (65) 6220 9388
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Danny Chua  photo Mr Danny Chua
Ms Florence Goh  photo Ms Florence Goh
 Nicola Loh  photo Nicola Loh
Dato Peter Madhavan  photo Dato Peter Madhavan
Mr K. Murali Pany  photo Mr K. Murali Pany
Dato Jude Philomen Benny  photo Dato Jude Philomen Benny
Mr John Sze  photo Mr John Sze
Ms Mabel Tan  photo Ms Mabel Tan
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.