Centre for Maritime Law

Research Staff

Aurora Yingchun VILLACELLINO  

Aurora Yingchun VILLACELLINO
Researcher (Adjunct)

Aurora is an English and Singapore qualified shipping and trade lawyer. She graduated from King's College London with a LLB (Hons) degree, and also earned the title AKC (Associate of King's College). She was called to the Bar of England & Wales by Gray's Inn (2007), following which she trained, re-qualified as a solicitor, and practiced at Thomas Cooper LLP in London. Aurora later moved to Ince & Co Singapore LLP, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore (2013).

Aurora's practice has primarily focused on resolving disputes relating to the carriage of goods by sea, as well as disputes arising under the underlying commodity sale and purchase contracts. While in Singapore, she continued to advise clients on charterparties, bills of lading and trade contacts, whilst also undertaking a significant amount of admiralty work, assisting owners, P&I clubs and H&M insurers in the aftermath of collisions in or around the Straits of Malacca.

Aurora is presently based in Switzerland, where she works at Axpo Services AG, as an in-house legal counsel LNG.

Research Interests

» Comparative Maritime Law



» "Approach voyages - the owners' obligation under a voyage charter clarified" (2018) 24 Journal of International Maritime Law 7-11

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