Brenna Yeo

Brenna Yeo
Senior Associate

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

Called to the Singapore Bar: 2012

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Brenna first interned at JTJB in 2009 before joining the firm as a Practice Trainee in December 2011. She was subsequently retained as an Associate after being called to the Bar in 2012.

Brenna’s main areas of practice are Shipping & Admiralty and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Some notable cases that she has assisted in include:

  • Acting for the former owners of a vessel which was arrested pending her de-registration from her former registry (The “Min Rui” [2016] 5 SLR 667);
  • Acting for bunker suppliers in several interpleader applications before the High Court of Singapore in respect of claims for unpaid bunkers (Precious Shipping Public Co Ltd and others v. OW Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd and others and other matters [2015] 4 SLR 1229);
  • Acting for bunker traders who suffered more than USD 48 million in trading exposure due to the collapse of the O.W. Bunker Group in November 2014, and advising them and their insurers on their secured claims;
  • Acting for a Chinese shipbuilder to intervene in the arrest of a vessel on the basis of its equitable mortgage in respect of the balance instalment payments under the shipbuilding contract;
  • Acting for a global freight forwarding / logistics company against the owners and time charterers of a vessel in respect of a consignment of gas exchangers that had been washed overboard;
  • Acting for a Singapore shipyard against the owners of a vessel which had sunk while being docked for repairs and declared a constructive total loss;
  • Acting for a shipbuilding and crane construction company in an arbitration brought by a Singapore shipyard for alleged defects to the quay cranes supplied with a total claim value of USD 25 million;
  • Acting for a Singapore logistics and freight forwarding provider in respect of an interim injunction and claim for damages for alleged solicitation of employees and customers and/or breach of Directors’ duties; and
  • Acting for the subcontractors involved in the construction of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (“FSRU”) in Indonesia who faced a USD 10 million claim for damage allegedly caused to a pipeline laid on the seabed.

Brenna also handles shipping transactional work. She works with both lenders and borrowers to structure loans and credit facilities with the necessary security in place. She manages sale and purchase transactions of new-build and existing vessels, as well as the registration and discharge of ship mortgages.