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Joel Ng is an associate in King and Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. 

Joel specialises in commercial arbitrations in the energy sector, with an emphasis on LNG. He has particular expertise in issues surrounding force majeure (including those arising from the Covid-19 pandemic) and has recently represented or advised LNG sellers, buyers, transporters and terminal operators on various high-stakes force majeure disputes. Joel’s  dispute resolution experience also includes joint venture and financial services disputes, especially those raising complex issues of trust or fiduciary law. He previously worked closely with one of Singapore’s leading Senior Counsel on commercial litigation matters before the Singapore High Court.

He is a Senior Harris Scholar of Downing College, Cambridge and a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar, and came top in the University of Cambridge for Company Law, Criminal Law and Civil Law.

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Credentials

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), University of Cambridge, UK, First Class Honours

Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore

Matters

Currently representing an oil & gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently representing one of Philippines’ largest power producers in an SIAC arbitration over the sale of defective coal. Singapore law governs.

Advising a Japanese LNG seller in a force majeure dispute against an oil major arising out of an English law-governed supply agreement.

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Currently representing an oil & gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently representing one of Philippines’ largest power producers in an SIAC arbitration over the sale of defective coal. Singapore law governs.

Advising a Japanese LNG seller in a force majeure dispute against an oil major arising out of an English law-governed supply agreement.

Advising H-Energy on contentious matters relating to its floating LNG import project at Jaigarh on the West Coast of India.

Advising Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) on an LNG SPA price review negotiation, with a multi-billion-dollar price differential in dispute.

Currently representing a Chinese LNG buyer against a European seller in an ICC arbitration relating to force majeure claims. Over a hundred million is in dispute and English law governs.

Currently representing an Indonesian pipeline operator in an HKIAC arbitration against a gas producer and a gas shipper, arising under an agreement for the transport of natural gas from an offshore Indonesian field. Hundreds of millions are in dispute and Indonesian law governs.

Matters

Currently representing an oil & gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently representing one of Philippines’ largest power producers in an SIAC arbitration over the sale of defective coal. Singapore law governs.

Advising a Japanese LNG seller in a force majeure dispute against an oil major arising out of an English law-governed supply agreement.

See more
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Matters

Currently representing an oil & gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently representing one of Philippines’ largest power producers in an SIAC arbitration over the sale of defective coal. Singapore law governs.

Advising a Japanese LNG seller in a force majeure dispute against an oil major arising out of an English law-governed supply agreement.

Advising H-Energy on contentious matters relating to its floating LNG import project at Jaigarh on the West Coast of India.

Advising Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) on an LNG SPA price review negotiation, with a multi-billion-dollar price differential in dispute.

Currently representing a Chinese LNG buyer against a European seller in an ICC arbitration relating to force majeure claims. Over a hundred million is in dispute and English law governs.

Currently representing an Indonesian pipeline operator in an HKIAC arbitration against a gas producer and a gas shipper, arising under an agreement for the transport of natural gas from an offshore Indonesian field. Hundreds of millions are in dispute and Indonesian law governs.

Credentials

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), University of Cambridge, UK, First Class Honours

Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore