Nicola Loh

Nicola Loh

Bachelor of Laws, Singapore Management University
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

Called to the Singapore Bar: 2012

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Nicola is a Counsel in the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Shipping & Admiralty practice. Since she commenced practice, Nicola has been involved in a variety of multi-jurisdictional cases. She has represented clients in arbitrations (including GAFTA, ICC, LMAA, SCMA and SIAC), mediations and also appeared in the Singapore courts. Nicola also represents clients in settlement negotiations, especially in disputes arising from commercial contracts. Apart from contentious work, she is also engaged for drafting and advisory services.

Nicola acts for local and overseas based clients and some of her recent cases are as follows:

Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Acted for a Singapore company in a dispute concerning the question of leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal to pursue a claim for an account of profits and for punitive, exemplary or aggravated damages
  • Acted for an international engine manufacturing company before the Singapore court in respect of issues pertaining to contract and tort
  • Acted for various clients in reporting contractual claims tainted by commercial fraud to the authorities and seeking recovery of the claim amounts
  • Represented a Singapore company in a dispute over assets frozen pursuant to a Mareva injunction order issued by the Singapore court in aid of a foreign arbitration
  • Represented a BVI company in an international arbitration in respect of recovery of a contractual claim and thereafter in insolvency proceedings to satisfy the claim
  • Acted for an international design company in respect of allegations of negligence and negligent misrepresentation in a dispute with claims in excess of USD 25 million

Shipping & Admiralty

  • Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute pertaining to the damage of underwater cables
  • Acted for a Taiwanese bank in a dispute with owners of a vessel
  • Represented a shipbroker in a dispute with a shipyard regarding whether fees were agreed between the parties and if so, whether the fees constituted shipbroker’s fees
  • Represented a client in a dispute concerning the statutory interpretation of Section 8 of the Maritime Conventions Act 1911 (Chapter IA3)
  • Acted for a P&I Club in a dispute concerning the material cause of a marine casualty between vessels navigating through the Singapore waters
  • Acted for a listed commodities company in several charterparty disputes involving concurrent legal proceedings held in London, Hong Kong and China

Nicola is fluent in English and Mandarin.