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Paul Henton

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Shipping & Commodities
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

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Paul Henton
Paul Henton is an experienced junior with capability in a range of Commercial Court and arbitration actions. His practice encompasses both wet and dry shipping cases, many of which are the subject of considerable press interest.
Strengths: "Paul quickly cuts through complexity and is able to get to the heart of the matter. He is excellent on his feet and fiercely intelligent." "Paul is enthusiastic and good on the detail."
Recent work: Acted as sole counsel on behalf of Trans-Tec International and World Fuel Services, fuel suppliers to two vessels placed under arrest by order of the Admiralty Court.
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Paul’s practice focuses on shipping, international trade, commodities, energy, banking, aviation and insurance. His recent and reported cases include Trans-Tec International v “Columbus” and “Vasco da Gama” [2020] EWHC 3443 (Admlty) (in rem claims, bunkers); First City Monument Bank Plc v Zumax Nigeria Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 294 (CA) then [2020] EWHC 1852 (Ch) (on remission) (trusts, international banking); Nautical Challenge Ltd (“ALEXANDRA I”) v Evergreen Marine Ltd (“EVER SMART”) [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 130 (collision, damages, impecuniosity); Heiser v Republic of Iran [2019] EWHC 2074 (QB), [2019] EWHC 2398 (QB) and [2020] 12 WLUK 267 (State Immunity; foreign judgments); "CAPE BARI" [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 469 (contracting out of statutory tonnage limitation); S v A & B [2016] 1 Lloyd's Rep 604 (commodities arbitration; s. 68/69 challenge/appeal); "ASTIPALAIA"[2014] EWHC 120 (Admlty) (damages; loss of oil major approvals); Taurus Petroleum v Oil Marketing Company of Iraq [2014] 1 Lloyd's Rep 432 (commercial enforcement; letters of credit; State immunity); Vitol v Sterling Oil Trading [2012] EWHC 3108 (Comm)(oil supply contract dispute); ‘CENK KAPTANOGLU’ [2012] 1 Lloyd's Rep 501 (Charterparty; economic duress) and "PRINCESS 7" [2011] EWHC 3940 (Comm) (Marine insurance; jurisdiction; conflict of laws).

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LLB (UCL); LLM (Cantab), 1st Class. Called 2004

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