Jenny Duong

Solicitor

Jenny joined the firm in 2016 and specialises in litigation and dispute resolution.  Jenny acts for shipowners, charterers, cargo interests and their respective insurers.  

Jenny advises clients on a wide variety of wet and dry shipping disputes and international trade disputes including bills of lading issues, off specification bunkers and the carriage of goods. 

Jenny has been involved international arbitration all over the world including Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as litigation in the London courts including appellate courts.

Jenny’s key experience includes:

  • Acting for shipowners in LMAA arbitration in respect of a claim for unpaid hire and counterclaim for breach of charterparty and damage to a port crane. 
  • Advising owners in relation to claims arising from off specification bunkers and related engine damage.
  • Advising owners in relation to breach of charterparty and bailment claims brought by cargo interests for alleged damage to their cargo while on board the vessel.
  • Acting for an international crane company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in Australia in respect of a contract for the hire of a crane, where the owners were claiming for outstanding sums due under the contract and the respondent was bringing a counterclaim alleging that the crane was off specification.
  • Advising owners and their insurers of a vessel in relation to cargo claims and claims from another vessel following a collision in the Singapore Channel Traffic Separation Scheme.
  • Acting for charterers in LMAA arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong in respect of their claim against owners arising out of a repudiatory breach of contract.
  • Acting for a Korean company in rehabilitation proceedings, defending an application made by charterers seeking permission to vary a Court Order made pursuant to the cross-border insolvency regulations, in order to allow charterers to commence arbitration proceedings against the Korean company.
  • Secondment as in house counsel to a large salvage company based in Singapore.
  • Joined Bentleys 2016
  • Queen Mary, University of London

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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1YL - Tel: +44 (0)20 7782 0990

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