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Joanne Waters

Senior Associate


10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355

Direct Dial (Singapore): +65 6411 5352

Mobile: +65 8890 6562 Download VCard

More about Joanne

Joanne works within the Shipping Group and specialises in commercial dispute resolution.

Joanne acts for international clients including ship owners, operators, managers, insurers, traders and freight forwarders, to resolve contractual and non-contractual disputes that have arisen from all aspects of maritime operations. Joanne also advises these businesses on risk-management, by ensuring their contracts and compliance policies are robust, up to date and fit for purpose.

She also deals with general commercial litigation such as defaults under international sale contracts, debt recovery, fraud and international insolvencies.

Joanne is experienced in guiding clients through proceedings before the English and Hong Kong courts and has helped clients succeed in their claims in LMAA, HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, SCMA and SMA arbitrations.

Joanne has spent time on secondment, including for four months to the Japan P&I Club in Tokyo where she acted as in-house counsel.

We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.


HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for 30 years.

HFW's Singapore office operates throughout SE Asia and has particular strength in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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