Provided by Mark Van Velden
Mark is a partner in Bowmans’ Shipping and Logistics Practice. He is an experienced litigator, representing ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs and liability underwriters, freight forwarders and stevedores, and advises on charter party clauses, bills of lading, insurance wording and standard terms and conditions for a wide range of logistics operators.
He has BA and LLB degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Mark is a member of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa, an affiliate member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.
Mark Van Velden is well versed in commercial transactions in the shipping space, as well as in contentious mandates, such as arrests, charter party disputes and matters relating to environmental damage. He provides counsel to his clients from his base in Durban.
"He is very diligent with a great eye for detail. His advice is simple and concise, and he is approachable in client care."