DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS

A career at sea or a shorebased role? Find out more about the various career options in Maritime Singapore here.

MARITIME LAWYER

WHAT IT IS

Maritime law covers all activities associated with the carriage of goods or persons by sea. To work as a maritime lawyer, one needs to have a thorough understanding of the maritime laws as laid down in the country in which one practices, as well as a general understanding of the various international conventions ratified by states across the globe.

Maritime lawyers may work in shipping companies or law firms. In shipping companies, maritime lawyers

  • Administer legal plans and actions to ensure compliance with written standards and procedure

In law firms, maritime lawyers

  • Aid clients on ship finance matters
  • Interpret international legislation
  • Advise on charter-parties, insurance policies, ship-building, repair and conversion contracts, rights and liabilities
  • Mediate and advise on disputes arising from casualties, arrests, salvage, contracts and accidents

WHAT IS REQUIRED

  • A degree or diploma in Marine Law and Arbitration
  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Strong language proficiency
  • An international outlook

FIND OUT MORE

Arbitration and Law Firms - Singapore Maritime Services Guide
The Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS) – About MLAS
Lloyd’s List - Top 10 Maritime Lawyers of the Year

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The Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office is a national initiative, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, to profile the maritime industry and connect students and jobseekers with the multiple pathways into the industry.

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