Kelly Yap

Kelly Yap

Head of Litigation, Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law

+60 3 2283 6200

Kelly handles the full suite of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on international trade and shipping matters. He also leads the Shipping Practice and China Practice.

His expertise covers charter party disputes, crew claims, cargo claims, marine casualties involving collisions, groundings, fires, loss of life and salvage, bunker disputes, marine insurance, international trade, letters of credit disputes, and freight forwarding disputes, and ship chandler claims. He regularly acts for traders in all manner of disputes involving quality, shortage, and cargo damage claims.

Kelly also frequently deals with ship arrests, whether for the arresting party or for the owner of the arrested ship. Kelly has also represented companies and creditors in legal proceedings involving issues of fraud and breaches of directors’ fiduciary duties as well as asset tracing.

To aid his clients in court or arbitration proceedings, Kelly has obtained urgent freezing injunctions and mandatory injunctions.

Kelly’s Professional Accolades