Steffen Pedersen
Arbitrator and Mediator, Member of ArbDB Chambers

Worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore.  Spent entire career in East Asia and South-East Asia.  

 

Admitted in Hong Kong, England & Wales and as Barrister and Solicitor in Nauru.

 

I have worked at Ince & Co (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Wikborg Rein (Shanghai, Singapore and Beijing) and Thomas Cooper / Penningtons Manches Cooper Singapore LLP.    In the latter two firms as partner (7 years). 

 

My experience spans the entire range of shipping and offshore matters including commodity disputes, construction disputes (all types of vessels/units), EPC contracts, drilling contracts, sale & purchase disputes, pooling agreements, charterparties, sale- and leasebacks, and cargo/bill of lading disputes.     I have worked extensively for and against Asian parties.   

 

In addition, I have written numerous articles and spoken at many events and on panels as legal expert on current legal issues. 

 

Arbitration Experience (as of 1.3.2022) 

 

As arbitrator:

49 appointments to date in SCMA, SIAC, LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations as sole, and as member and presider on a panel of 3.

 

Conducted multiple hearings, and have drafted and published many awards, with numerous interlocutory orders made. 

 

As Counsel:

Involved in well over 100 arbitrations under LMAA, SCMA, HKIAC and SIAC Rules and ad hoc. All predominantly maritime in nature or maritime related (e.g. joint venture disputes related to shipping ventures).

 

Country of residence:

Singapore/United Kingdom

 

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CONTACT
Phone: +65 8218 8854 
 
Email: Steffen.pedersen@ArbDB.com

Country of Residence: Singapore

Nationality: Danish
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • OIL & GAS
  • SHIP BUILD & REPAIR
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    Panel Arbitrator: SCMA (Member of Procedure Committee dealing with empanelment and drafting the 4th edition of the SCMA Rules), HKIAC, GMAA, KCAB, AIAC (ex KLRCA), MIAC, BANI

    SIAC Reserve List

    LMAA Aspiring Full Member 

    LCIA Database of Arbitrators

    Member of the Baltic Exchange

    Law Society of Hong Kong 

    Law Society of England & Wales 

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) 


    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • HONG KONG SAR
  • EDUCATION

    Law degree from City University London

    PCLL from City University in Hong Kong (obtained with Distinction)

    BA from King’s College London

    MA (Chinese Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London

     
    DIRECTORY LISTINGS
    Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific (Shipping: international: Litigation – Singapore)

    Legal 500 (Singapore: Shipping: Foreign Firms)