Lee Wei Yung
+65 6730 6088
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
● Lee Wei Yung specialises in complex commercial, corporate and civil litigation
matters. Armed with a Masters in Commercial Law, with a specialisation in Company Law and Corporate Finance Regulation, Wei Yung has ably represented a myriad of corporate and commercial entities.
● An experienced litigator, Wei Young has acted in matters involving shipping issues, the carriage of goods by sea and air and multimodal transport as well as major aviation accidents involving airliners.
● Wei Young has acted in insurance claims (marine & non-marine), oil and gas (all
three streams) and engineering claims.
● Wei Young is a skilled mediator and arbitrator. He has been accredited by the
Singapore Mediation Centre, and is also a civil, commercial and evaluative mediator
accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
● Wei Yung enjoys running and involves himself in various kinds of community work including homeless outreach and pro bono work.
Educational Background & Qualifications
● University of Bristol, United Kingdom
o Masters in Commercial Law with specialisations in Carriage of Goods
including Multimodal Carriage, Marine Insurance, Company Law and
Corporate Finance Regulation
● Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Singapore, 1992
● For a period in his career, Wei Yung was a Senior Officer in the Singapore Police
Force, involved in the investigation of a wide range of criminal and “routine” cases.
● Wei Young brings with him a wealth of experience in servicing both local and
multinational clients in both litigation and corporate work including corporate finance related regulatory advisory work.
● He is also a specialist in transport, shipping and aviation issues. The range of issues he has been involved with include:
▪ charterparties, vessel construction, sale disputes
o carriage of goods by sea, air, and multimodal transport
o major aviation accidents involving airliners,
▪ marine and non-marine
o oil and gas (all three streams)
o engineering claims
Transport (Sea, Air and Land)
● Acted for a party in a claim for hire in a time charterparty matter involving issues of off-hire.
● Acted for parties in a freight claim for voyage charter and sub-charter.
● Acted for ship agents in matters involving payments for ship agency services.
● Acted for party in a dispute concerning ship fabrication and bow thrusters.
● Acted for forwarders in multimodal carriage of goods claims.
● Acted for an upstream oil company in a dispute concerning JOC commitments in
exploration, drilling and production.
● Acted for oil rig and e-houses fabricator in a contract claim.
● Acted for transporter and forwarder of oil rigs based out of Baku in a claim for freight.
● Acted for contractors of distillates, decant oil, gasoline involving a chain of oil majors, suppliers and NOC concerning supply of oil out of Indonesia in a matter involving multiple arbitration claims.
● Acted for passengers in aviation accident claims under the Unamended Warsaw
Convention under Schedule 2 of the Carriage by Air Act (Cap 32A).
● Acted for cabin crew in an aviation accident claim.
● Acted for forwarders in a claim for freight in carriage of goods by air matter.
● Acted for warehouse and cargo handlers in a claim concerning air freighted goods.
● Acted for owners in seizure of vessels by Customs.
● Acted for party in minority oppression (unfair prejudice) matter involving issues of an O’Neil v Phillips offer and valuation of shares. An O’Neil v Phillips offer deals with situations where minority business members feel that their “legitimate expectations” have been disappointed and they are then provided with an offer to buy them out of the business by the majority shareholders.
● Acted for parties in a corporate litigation matter involving derivative action under s. 216A of the Companies Act (Cap 50). This Act affords protection for minority
shareholders where their interests are oppressed by the way a company’s affairs are
conducted or by how the company’s directors’ are exercising power.
● Acted for company against director involving issues of diversion of business and not acting in the best of the company.
● Advisory work and drafting agreements on closed-end funds.
● Advisory work on physical delivery of foreign currency.
● Advisory work on licensing requirements under the Financial Advisers Act Cap
110,(which provides guidelines on the regulation of financial advisers in Singapore,
including their representatives and supervisors) and issues of fund management.
● Advisory work on the coverage of the exemptions under s. 27(1)(d) of the Financial
Advisers Regulations Cap 110.
● Advisory work on exemptions under the Security and Future Act Cap 289 which
involves the regulation of activities and institutions in the securities and derivatives
industry, including leveraged foreign exchange trading of financial benchmarks and of clearing facilities .
● Represented a party simultaneously involved in a family civil maintenance claim and a quasi-criminal claim for maintenance under the MSS scheme (Minimum Sum
Scheme, CPF) amounting of about USD 4 million.
● Represented executor in a dispute between beneficiaries to a large estate valued at
more than S$50 million.
● Member of the Singapore Chambers of Maritime Arbitration
● Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
o Serving member on SIArb committees
● Facilitative mediator accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre
● Civil and commercial mediator, and an evaluative mediator by accredited the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Why Tito Isaac &Co?
“I am extremely detail oriented, and I enjoy the challenge of doing difficult cases. It was a conscious decision to do a Masters in my 10th year of practice to deepen my knowledge. Here at Tito Isaac, the lawyers are driven to create a firm that engages with clients needs. They are also encouraged to increase their level of professional competence. This is a firm filled with lawyers that are willing to share information and knowledge, and work together to help clients.”
“Dear Mr Lee Wei Yung: I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your insightful article on Cargo Telex Release Risks on your website. It is very useful for my job.”
~ Stefannus Untung
Trade & Customs Compliance Assistant Manager
Logistics Strategy Dept. (SPAAD)
Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
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