Magdalene set up AsiaLegal LLC with three others in November 2002. Since 1 July 2015, AsiaLegal LLC has been a member of HFW AsiaLegal, a Formal Law Alliance with HFW Singapore. In 2017, Magdalene was appointed onto the Expert Panel (Maritime) of the Singapore Mediation Centre. In January 2019, she was accredited as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law by the Singapore Academy of Law. From 2013–2015, she was nominated for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards under the Shipping practice area. Since Aug 2015, she has served as the President of the Singapore chapter of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA). She is also on the management committee of Mensa Singapore. Magdalene has accumulated experience in both contentious and non-contentious work in her years of practice in general commercial litigation, and in more specific areas of litigation practice, such as insolvency, shipping and admiralty. She has handled and advised on cargo claims, demurrage claims, claims for charter hire and freight, crew claims, detention of cargo disputes, charter party disputes, collision claims, Mare del Nord orders and general average claims. She has independently advised on and attended to the closure or completion of many sale, purchase and ship financing transactions, both local and international.