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Maritime award clinched by woman lawyer for the first time

Maritime award clinched by woman lawyer for the first time

Source: Business Times
Date Published: 09 Apr 2019
Author: Jay Parmar

Gina Lee-Wan, partner and co-head of the Maritime and Aviation Practice at Allen & Gledhill, was this year listed among the inaugural batch of select practitioners recognised as senior accredited specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

The International Maritime Centre (Individual) Award has for the first time gone to a woman, a lawyer who was last year named among the world's top 10 maritime lawyers by Lloyd's List.

Gina Lee-Wan, partner and co-head of the Maritime and Aviation Practice at Allen & Gledhill, was this year listed among the inaugural batch of select practitioners recognised as senior accredited specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Her award was among others presented on Monday at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA), which was held in conjunction with the 14th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW).

In an interview with The Business Times, Ms Lee-Wan said: "I'm very much humbled and overwhelmed.

"The shipping industry is a part of my life, so when I contribute to it, I have never thought of winning an award - it's not something I had planned. It's a huge privilege."

CMA CGM Group, a leading global shipping container company, received the International Maritime Centre (Corporate) Award.

CMA CGM works with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and institutions of higher learning to develop a skilled maritime workforce.

The MPA honoured 12 industry partners, including Sembcorp Marine and ST Engineering, for their outstanding contributions to maritime Singapore's twin engines of growth - its hub port and international maritime centre.

At the IMA event held at the Shangri-la Hotel, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Health Lam Pin Min was the guest of honour.

He announced that the Work-Learn Technical Diploma in port automation technology, jointly launched by PSA and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) this month, will equip ITE graduates with the right skills as the MPA prepares for the complex and automated operations at the Tuas next-generation container port.

Dr Lam also announced a second initiative, the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for sea transport professionals, a programme in which the MPA is collaborating with the Singapore Polytechnic, SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore to help mid-career professionals re-skill and take up jobs in the maritime sector.

MPA will unveil more details of the PCP later this year.

Source: Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Permission required for reproduction.

Photo credit: A&G

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