Dentons Rodyk is the oldest law firm in Singapore, trusted since 1861 by clients near and far. Rely on our full service capabilities to help you achieve your business goals in Singapore and throughout Asia. Consistently ranked in leading publications, our legal teams regularly represent a diverse clientele in a broad spectrum of industries and businesses.

Our Maritime experience spans the whole value chain: from the inception of a project and its risk management to enforcement and dispute resolution. Dentons Rodyk provides services in relation to carriage of goods and persons by sea, as well as multimodal transportation and freight forwarding arrangements. We advise on insurance and reinsurance matters, competition law and regulatory issues.

Our services encompass all forms of admiralty and shipping disputes, from enforcement of ship mortgage and other maritime claims, to shipbuilding disputes and marine casualties.

We provide strategic and prompt advice on interim preservation orders and injunctions, and search and seizure orders.

We represent clients as solicitors and as counsel in arbitrations within and outside Singapore, we are familiar with all major arbitral rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, AAA and ICSID.

Our expertise includes:

  • Carriage of goods and persons
  • Charters and leasing
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Limitation of liability
  • Repair, conversion and offshore installations
  • Ship registration

As for transactional work, our practice encompasses:

  • a broad range of ship finance work for local and foreign banks and institutional lenders -domestic and cross-border financing, repairing and negotiating facility agreements (bilateral and syndications) and a myriad of security documents,
  • sale and lease back and operating lease transactions,
  • sale and purchase transactions, ship management / services contracts,
  • shipyard and builders’ construction and conversion contracts,
  • charters, transshipment contracts,
  • for the offshore oil and gas industry, EPC contracts, and
  • setting up joint ventures and corporate structures, acquisitions of offshore assets and companies, advising on matters relating to corporate law and tax issues.

Our team of around 200 lawyers can help you complete a deal, resolve a dispute or solve your business challenge in other key practice and industry areas, including:

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Islamic Finance
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation
  • Trade, WTO and Customs
  • Transportation
  • White Collar and Government Investigations

Address: 80 Raffles Place #33-00 UOB Plaza 1 Singapore 048624
Tel: (65) 6225 2626
Fax: (65) 6225 1838

Lawrence Teh

Lawrence Teh
Senior Partner


University of London, 1991, LLB (Hons)

Bar Admission:
Master of the Bench (Overseas), Inner Temple, 2018
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore, 1994
Barrister (Inner Temple), England and Wales, 1992

Lawrence Teh is a Senior Partner in the dispute resolution practice of Dentons Rodyk. He advises clients and acts as counsel and appears regularly as lead counsel in the Singapore courts, in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and is appointed regularly as an arbitrator in international disputes under rules and auspices of international arbitration institutions like the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCMA, KCAB, AIAC, SHIAC and THAC.

Areas of Practice:

Lawrence has particular experience in handling commercial disputes including those of international trade and commodities, maritime and aviation, banking and financial services, onshore and offshore construction, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments, and insurance.

Janice Ngeow

Janice Ngeow
Senior Partner

National University of Singapore, LLB (Hons)

Bar Admission:
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1993

Janice Ngeow is a senior partner in our Finance practice.

Areas of Practice:

She regularly advises on a broad range of asset-based and acquisition finance work for local and foreign banks and institutional lenders in domestic and cross-border, structured financing, preparing and negotiating facility agreements (bilateral and syndications), sale-and-lease back and finance leases, with a focus on offshore exploration and drilling assets, ships and aircraft. Janice is also experienced in advising on international trade and the sale and purchase of goods and commodities, shipping, storage, trade financing, regulation (including international sanctions), and insurance, and has acted for trade finance banks in structured trade finance deals, including receivables-backed financing, warehouse receipt financing, letters of credit issuance and facilities for receivables purchase.


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