Clyde & Co is a substantial global practice with renowned capabilities in contentious and transactional shipping matters. Noted for its particularly strong teams in France, Australia and the UAE, with further capabilities across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The law firm offers:
• Experience representing a broad client base including ship owners, government entities, P&I clubs and offshore energy groups, as well as banks and marine insurers.
• Considerable strength in a range of areas, advising clients on both wet and dry shipping issues. Regularly mandated by P&I clubs on high-profile collision claims.
"Clyde & Co has a good global coverage and it is able to support clients on matters involving multiple jurisdictions," reports a market commentator, with another adding: "The firm has a strong network which is able to provide international services especially in marine cargo and international trade."
New York-based John Woods continues to enjoy a strong reputation in the market for his significant expertise in advising multinational insurers on complex maritime-related disputes.
Brisbane-based Ernest van Buuren is widely recognised for his strong presence in the Australian market. He frequently advises a wide range of international and market-leading clients on a full spectrum of contentious shipping matters.
Chong Ik Wei is well regarded in China and Singapore, where he splits his time and acts as the managing director for the firm's Asia practice. He demonstrates particular expertise in advising on the maritime and insurance disputes. Sources report: "He is a meticulous, committed and determined practitioner."