Paul specialises in advising clients on the resolution of shipping disputes, both in court and arbitration. He has particular expertise in ship sale and purchase, newbuilding and charterparty disputes. His clients include the world’s leading shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, commodity trading companies, chartering and sale & purchase brokers, ship managers and shipping agents.
Paul has forty years’ experience of shipping matters, with a particular emphasis on charterparty disputes, carriage of goods by sea, sale & purchase (both contentious and non-contentious) and newbuilding contracts. He also acts frequently in errors and omissions claims for chartering and sale & purchase brokers, ship managers and shipping agents.
Paul is regularly involved in the drafting of newbuilding and sale and purchase contracts and the resolution of related disputes.
He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading shipping lawyers.
Paul’s expertise extends to acting for commodity trading companies on all aspects of the sale and transportation of soft commodities, crude oil, refined products and gas. He has dealt with trade disputes including contamination, shortage and late delivery claims.
In addition, he has drafted different types of sale, off-take, storage and joint venture agreements and has advised trader clients on their corporate structures.