Maritime, Dispute resolution, Commodities & trade, Commercial, Energy & infrastructure
Will is a shipping, trade and offshore energy specialist. He acts for a number of the world's largest trading houses, energy contractors and ship-owners/operators. He has been a partner since 2007 and provides commercial advice on the production, trade and transportation of oil, gas (including LNG) and other commodities. His litigation expertise (both in England and internationally) is extensive with Will regularly managing major disputes in international institutional arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LMAA etc.) and in High Court proceedings.
As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will is a key member of the firm's specialist LNG and offshore projects teams assisting clients with transactions in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction, conversion and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operational services agreements. He also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit-sharing arrangements and various derivatives products. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by clients operating in the shipping, commodities and energy sectors in the key independent guides to the legal profession.