Having an office in Singapore allows our members in Asia and Oceania to deal with Nordisk lawyers in convenient time zones. Our presence in Singapore has enabled those of our members who are headquartered in Europe to channel tasks and delegate decisions regarding dispute prevention and resolution to their local offices in Asia or Oceania, rather than handling such matters from a distance. In addition, our Asian based members appreciate our local presence and have learned to make full use of all our services and expertise in the same way as our European members have been doing for more than 125 years.
The lawyers in the Singapore office have considerable experience gained from living and practicing in Asia and have handled numerous, often significant, disputes in both court and arbitration proceedings in various jurisdictions. In addition to handling disputes arising under charter parties, shipbuilding contracts, contracts of affreightment, sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, ship-management and ship-broking contracts our lawyers in the Singapore office can also assist in drafting and negotiating such contracts. Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on a variety of offshore contracts such as OSV charter parties, subsea construction contracts, drilling and FPSO contracts as well as various types of EPCI and other offshore construction contracts. Our Singapore office also assist members and clients with ship sale and purchase.
Although we place great importance on our local presence in Singapore, there remains a close working relationship between our offices in Oslo and Singapore. Cases of particular interest or challenging legal questions are often shared with and discussed between all Nordisk lawyers during regular video conferences. In this way our members in Asia can take full advantage of the combined experience and expertise of all Nordisk’s lawyers whilst working directly with lawyers within their own region.