Charlene is a Legal Director in the Marine Team at Kennedys’ Singapore Office. She was qualified to practise in Singapore in 2015.

Charlene practises commercial litigation with a focus on shipping, logistics and international trade matters. Charlene has acted for Protection & Indemnity Clubs, shipowners, ship agents, ship brokers and freight forwarders in collision claims, cargo claims and charterparty disputes amongst others. She has also advised creditors in insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

She has experience in civil commercial litigation, mediation and international arbitration, under SIAC and SCMA Rules, as well as ad hoc arbitration.

Work highlights

  • Assisted in a 4-day arbitration hearing under SCMA Rules and successfully obtained an arbitration award against charterers in relation to a time charter party dispute for non-payment of charter hire