Oon & Bazul and TS Oon & Partners ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Oon & Bazul and TS Oon & Partners ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Published On: January 22, 20192.6 min read

Oon & Bazul and TS Oon & Partners are proud to announce that the following Practices and Partners are mentioned and recognised in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific. 


Oon & Bazul

Practice Area

Legal 500 has published the following commentary on the ranked Practices

Dispute Resolution

Oon & Bazul LLP has a background in shipping disputes, but has built a strong reputation across the dispute resolution field, most notably in trade and commodities, banking and commercial cases. Key figures include Bazul AshhabKelly Yap, who ‘is responsive and able to understand the complexity of a matter and map it out in a simple and understandable format’, and Lionel Chan. Insolvency specialist Meiyen Tan ‘is very good with clients, extremely smart, commercially minded and realistic’. Chenthil Kumarasingam is recommended for white-collar crime cases.

International Arbitration


Oon & Bazul LLP is noted for shipping, energy and trade and commodities disputes. Suresh Divyanathan has an outstanding reputation, particularly with Japanese clients that he represents in disputes throughout Southeast Asia and India. Bazul Ashhab provides further senior level gravitas. 


Banking & Finance 


Oon & Bazul LLP has strong connections to Indian banks and has an established record in restructurings and refinancings, and trade and commodity finance. It is also building its standing with North Asian lenders, including Japanese banks, along with trading houses and shipping companies. Ting Chi Yen leads the team.




Oon & Bazul LLP  ‘has huge insight and experience’ in shipping-related matters. It assists international and regional clients such as ship owners, operators, underwriters and energy companies with a range of contentious and non-contentious cases and is also a key name for casualty work in the region. Litigator Kelly Yap who leads the wet shipping group and heads China-related work and managing partner Bazul Ashhab, who heads the dispute resolution practice, are the key names. The team acted for the owners of the MV Gazi, which was damaged by another vessel while at Chittagong port and resulted in the Bangladeshi government arresting both vessels involved. The team also assisted the client in respect of its arrest of the other shipowner’s sister ship in Singapore as security against the claim.



 Ranked as a Leading Individual 

 Practice Area

 Bazul Ashhab


 TS Oon & Partners

 Practice Area

Legal 500 has published the following commentary on the ranked Practice


T S Oon & Partners, an associate firm of Singaporean firm Oon & Bazul LLP, is experienced in collision claims, charter hire disputes and various other kinds of contentious maritime law; it also has non-contentious capabilities. Managing partner Oon Thian Seng is the name to note; Jessica Teng is also singled out.


Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The Legal 500 researchers carry out extensive research into each jurisdiction, canvassing law firms and contacting 250,000 clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. The rankings have been derived based on (a) detailed work examples – taken from firm submissions (b) lawyers’ interviews and (c) peer & client feedback.   

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