CMS has a high-calibre team in the shipping field, which is well regarded for its shipping litigation practice. Noted for a particular strength in damages and cargo disputes, including ship arrests. Also advises clients on the contentious shipping issues arising out of transactions and restructuring procedures. Further noted for its growing expertise in sale and leaseback transactions. Handles work for ship owners, charterers, insurers and P&I clubs, and financial leasing companies, including COSCO Shipping and Gard.
Andrew Horton is an "innovative and solutions-driven" lawyer, according to one source, and operates a market-leading shipping litigation practice. He is frequently mandated by insurers and singled out as a "top name for cargo claims in Hong Kong" by market commentators.
Steven Wise stands out with his in-depth knowledge in litigation and arbitration concerning insurance matters, shipbuilding disputes and charter party claims. One client enthuses: "He's an intellectual with clear thought processes on complicated matters."