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Howse Williams

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3 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Howse Williams has a notable shipping disputes team which acts on a variety of high-profile wet and dry cases. Regularly mandated by P&I clubs, terminals, ship owners and charterers on collisions, wreck removal and pollution claims as well as sanction issues, charter party disputes and personal injury matters. Frequently instructed on litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings. Clients also seek its expertise in advising on limitation of liability issues.

Notable practitioners

Chris Howse is a founding partner of Howse Williams and noted as a "very capable shipping litigator" with more than 35 years of experience in the sector. He offers clients a wealth of expertise in a wide range of disputes relating to sanctions, collisions and shipments.

David Coogans is a seasoned practitioner who advises on an array of wet and dry shipping mandates. He is regularly mandated by clients to assist with collision, sanction and pollution claims, as well as charter party and insurance disputes.

William Leung enters the rankings this year after receiving compliments from market sources. Interviewees find him to be "very commercial" and "very knowledgeable in the shipping space." He handles various contentious mandates and is particularly skilled in matters concerning bills of lading and logistics, as well as cargo claims.

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Chris Howse
Eminent Practitioners
David Coogans
Band 3
William Leung
Band 4