Asyraf is an Associate in our Dispute Resolution team in Dubai with expertise in both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters, as well as international trade disputes. He was previously part of our Marine & International Trade team in Singapore.
Asyraf was called to the Singapore Bar in 2017 and Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales in 2022. He is also a registered practitioner before the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Asyraf represents clients in a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, renewables, marine, construction and engineering, international trade and commodities, logistics, aviation, and insurance.
Asyraf has extensive experience in complex, cross-border disputes, including in respect of commodities, charterparties, bills of lading, bunker contamination, cargo damage, ship collisions, FPSOs, EU and US sanctions, and trade finance. On non-contentious matters, he has advised on procurements, commodity agreements, charterparties, bills of lading, and EU and US sanctions.
Asyraf has experience of multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution and handles claims both in court and arbitration proceedings including SIAC, SCMA, HKIAC, LMAA and LCIA. He also has experience of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation before the Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Mediation Centre, and neutral evaluation (binding and non-binding).
- Acted for a UAE insurance company in respect of a coverage dispute arising out of the alleged disappearance of an oil tanker to the Iranian navy.
- Acted for an insurer and their insured in respect of a collision between vessels outside the Port of Fujairah, UAE which caused oil pollution and resulted in multiple claims from both UAE and Oman authorities as well as various third-party shipowners.
- Acted for a French multinational manufacturing company in a dispute with a State-owned oil company in the UAE over the supply of oil country tubular goods and related accessories.
- Acted for a Chinese energy-based trading company in LCIA arbitrations in disputes with Indonesian entities arising out of sale and purchase of gasoil in the Republic of Indonesia.
- Acted for a Mongolian mine owner in SIAC and HKIAC arbitrations as a result of disputes with a commodity trader based in Hong Kong arising out of the sale and purchase of iron, zinc and tungsten ores.
- Acted for a Japanese trading company in GAFTA arbitrations as a result of disputes with a Vietnamese entity arising out of the sale and purchase of corn.
- Acted for a Malaysian oil and gas company in disputes with a British multinational oil and gas company arising out of a pipeline replacement project in Brunei Darussalam.
- ’Acted for cargo interests in a limitation action brought by Dutch shipowners in the Singapore High Court in respect of a marine casualty in Venezuela.
- Acted for a cement producer and distributor in the Indian Ocean in respect of a charterparty dispute with a vessel owner regarding hire rates for the shipment of bulk cement to Mauritius following changes in local legislation on the maximum retail price for cement,
- Acted for a global provider of engineering and construction solutions in a SCMA arbitration in a dispute with an international offshore service provider over the charter of a vessel that raises issues of the applicability of EU sanctions in the context of an offshore gas project.
- Acted for a UAE marine construction company following the sinking of its dredger at the Port of Jebel Ali, UAE after engine failure of the towing tug.
- Acted for a Singapore shipyard in an ad hoc Singapore-seated arbitration in relation to a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) dispute with a Norwegian offshore equipment supplier.
- Acted for a UAE shipyard in an LCIA arbitration in relation to a warranty claim advanced by a shipowner arising from the catastrophic failure to the hull coating of a vessel.
- Acted for Indonesian shipowners in cargo misdelivery claims brought by a British multinational universal bank in connection with Hin Leong Trading’s fraudulent trading practice.
- Acted for a Singapore charterer in charter hire dispute involving barratry by ship’s crew in Indonesian waters.
- Acted for a global aircraft leasing company in disputes with airlines in Myanmar and Mongolia arising out of leasing agreements.
- Advised a German multinational building materials company in respect of its contractual negotiations with an Indonesian subsidiary regarding the distribution of cement in Indonesia.
- Advised a global supplier of construction materials in respect of an agreement with a grouting specialist in the offshore construction industry for the supply of goods and services to an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.