Ying Xuan graduated from Singapore Management University in 2019 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar in 2020.

Prior to joining the firm, Ying Xuan was a litigation associate in a mid-sized firm known for its shipping, commodities and international trade practice. She has represented clients in various commercial disputes, with a particular focus in shipping and admiralty disputes and cross-border litigation work. Her experience with these clients has led her to be familiar with the aspects of admiralty disputes such as jurisdictional challenges, cross-border issues given the multi-jurisdictional nature of the industry, arrests and detentions of vessels and issues arising from the sale and supply of goods and services.

Ying Xuan’s experience involves acting for a state-owned multinational corporation for a cargo mis-delivery claim valued at over US$65 million and had successfully resisted an application for summary judgment at first instance. She has also advised and acted for the judicial managers of Xihe Holdings (Pte) Ltd in the restructuring of the Xihe Holdings group of companies, following the collapse of Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd and Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd. At present, Ying Xuan acts for a Chinese state-owned entity in multiple interpleader proceedings which arose from the collapse of Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd and a Singaporean bank on a mis-delivery claim relating to contracts of carriage with damages amounting to more than US$35 million.

In addition to admiralty disputes, Ying Xuan represents clients in various complex litigation matters, advising clients on commercial contracts, trust, property law and insolvency and restructuring matters. A number of Ying Xuan’s cases also involves investigations and the uncovering of fraudulent conduct. Among these, she assisted in a claim against her client for more than US$8 million on the issues of trust and property law and successfully defended her client before the Appellate Division of the High Court (Wei Ho-Hung v Lyu Jun [2022] SGHC(A) 30). She has also successfully applied for and executed an Anton Piller order (or a search order) on behalf of a client against ex-employees in a claim for misappropriation of confidential information.

Ying Xuan volunteers with the Community Legal Clinics organised by the Law Society and provides advice on probate, matrimonial and family issues, community disputes and contractual disputes. A strong believer in pro bono work, she was one of the top Community Legal Clinics volunteers for 2021.

In her spare time, Ying Xuan plays the piano.