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

Shipping & Admiralty, Commercial Dispute Resolution


Danny is a Senior Partner at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, specialising in Shipping and Admiralty law. His areas of work include shipping disputes on Charterparties, Offshore Oil & Gas, casualties at sea, bunker disputes, contamination of liquid cargo and shipping transactional work such as Shipbuilding, Ship Financing, Sale & Purchase and Registration of vessels.


Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts’ 2nd Class Upper Honours Degree in law and upon being called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn, Danny returned to Singapore where he commenced practice with Messrs Godwin & Co, then the leading Shipping & Maritime law firm in Singapore before joining Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners in 1989 where he was a partner and Head of the Shipping Department.

Danny joined Joseph Tan Jude Benny in September 1999 and is a Senior Partner in the firm.  He was named by Chambers Global Directory 2000 and 2001 Editions as one of the “Leaders in their Field” of Shipping Law and was also listed in the Euromoney Legal Group Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping & Maritime Lawyers. Most recently, Danny was ranked as a Leading Individual in both The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017/2018 Edition and Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017/2018.


English, Mandarin


Danny has served in the International Bunker Industry Association (Asia) Executive Committee since its establishment in Singapore in 2005 and latterly has been appointed as a director of IBIA (Asia).


BA (Hons), Law Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn Called to the Bar: 1982

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Shipping: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Danny ChuaJoseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

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.