Philip Teoh graduated with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from National University of Singapore in 1989 and later obtained a Master of Laws from University of Malaya.
He chambered under the reknowned litigator Mr Harry Elias in Singapore and then commenced his practice with the shipping law practice of Koh & Yang. He later founded the Shipping and Insurance practice of David Chong & Co and practised in both its Singapore and Malaysian offices. He is admitted as Advocate and Solicitor of both the High Court of Malaya and the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping & transport, admiralty, insurance and international trade matters.
Prior to joining the firm, he established his own firm Philip Teoh & Co. He has previously founded and headed the International Trade, Shipping and Insurance Practices of Messrs. David Chong & Co., and had led the Shipping, Insurance and International Trade practices of Lee Ong & Kandiah and Zaid Ibrahim & Co. respectively.
Through his years of practice, he has amassed experiences in:
♦ handling both contentious and non-contentious areas in the shipping, insurance and international trade matters.
♦ advising clients with respect to acquisition of insurance, shipping and transport companies and its regulatory requirements.
♦ advising clients on the various aspects of the insurance, shipping and transport and logistics industries including risk and insurance coverage and liability, application for licences, marine and general insurance and reinsurance claims and recoveries.
♦ where appropriate, appearing in all levels of Malaysian Courts (up to the Federal Court) and acting as arbitrator and counsel.
He argued and won the first reported decision of the Malaysian Admiralty Court in the case of The Istana VI. His cases have been reported in the law reports, many of which involved novel points of shipping law including:
He has handled cases in several of the notable shipping incidents in the region:
Philip other achievements throughout his practice years and associated credentials are better represented in the following:
Presented Papers and Conducted Seminars At:
Specific Areas of Expertise:
Philip Teoh joined Azmi & Associates in January 2015 as a Partner and Head of the Admiralty & Shipping, Insurance and International Trade Practice Group.