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

Work Department

Shipping & Admiralty, Commercial Dispute Resolution


Consultant and Co-Founder of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Dato Benny’s extensive practice extends to complex international litigation, shipping and admiralty, insolvency, insurance, construction, ship and project financing.


Dato’ Benny conducted and succeeded in the very first international arbitration at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for United Engineers Berhad against a Norwegian company (SIAC Arbitration No.1/90). The dispute involved the defective sign of an oilrig for use by Petronas and Esso and the hearing lasted 105 days. He also appeared on behalf of the Malaysian Government in a series of civil cases involving railway land ownership in Singapore and the Jacques Cousteau Foundation with respect to the sinking of the famous vessel the “Calypso”. He represented Bethlehem Shipyard in a highly-contentious matter concerning the delivery of the “John Brewer”, the world’s first floating hotel, to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. He conducted the two ship collision trials to go to Court in Singapore in the last 40 years, involving the vessels “Ming Galaxy” / “Herceg Novi” and “Tai He”/Nordic Explorer Over the years, Dato’ Benny has expanded his practice to include a lively arbitration practice and has in recent years acted in / served as arbitrator on numerous SIAC, SCMA, ICC, LCIA, and ad hoc arbitrations. Most recently, the Indian Supreme Court has, in the published decision of OMP 1554/2014, upheld an award made by Dato’ Benny while sitting as arbitrator. Conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in August 2013; Conferred the title of Dato’ by the Sultan of Pahang in October 2000. President, ADVOC Asia (Present); Director, BW LPG Ltd (Present); Director, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (Present); Director, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (2006 – 2015); Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation (2004 – 2010)




Accredited Arbitrator, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Accredited Arbitrator, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA); Accredited Arbitrator, Singapore Trade Development Board (Timber); Accredited Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB); Accredited Arbitrator, Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI); Accredited Arbitrator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)


LLB (Hons), London, Queen Mary College, London University Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple Called to the UK Bar: 1982 Called to the Singapore Bar: 1983