Yi Ching is an associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group.

Yi Ching specialises in international arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on dry shipping and commodities disputes. These include disputes arising from charterparties, bills of lading, off-spec bunkers, and sale and purchase contracts. She has acted for and advised a wide range of clients, such as major shipping and container lines, P&I clubs, commodities traders and international shipbuilding companies before the courts of Singapore and before international arbitration institutions such as the SIAC, the SCMA and the LMAA.

Yi Ching also has experience with acting for and advising international banks and creditor companies in restructuring and insolvency related matters.

Yi Ching speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

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  • Successfully resisting a summary judgment application for vessel owners against an international bank for mis-delivery of cargo.
  • Successfully obtaining a mandatory injunction for time charterers against voyage charterers to enforce a letter of indemnity.
  • Acting for commodity traders in a commodities dispute in respect of Bitumen mixtures delivered in breach of US sanctions.
  • Acting for and defending a shipbuilding company in proceedings commenced by a shipyard arising from welding defects found on a semi-submersible accommodation unit.
  • Acting for and commencing arbitral proceedings on behalf of a fuel management company against bunker suppliers in respect of the on-sale of off-spec bunkers before the SCMA, with back to back arbitral proceedings commenced by vessel charterers in New York.


  1. 2021 · Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Part A and Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations
  2. 2019· University of Bristol, LL.B

memberships and associations

  1. Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
  2. Member of the Law Society of Singapore