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Charlie has over 25 years' experience as a specialist disputes and commercial lawyer for his clients in the shipping and commodities trading industry, and previously worked in the firm's Athens and Abu Dhabi offices. His clients include owners, charterers, traders, shipbuilders, P&I Clubs, underwriters, banks and private equity lenders, covering charterparty and cargo disputes, international sale of goods, sanctions, casualties, ship sale and purchase, ship and yacht building, ship finance, work outs and shareholder issues, ship management, pools, piracy and other shipping and trading disputes. As well as Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council experience, Charlie handles arbitrations under LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, SCMA and CAMP rules, and is regularly instructed in relation to worldwide freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions, corporate veil piercing, asset tracing and other emergency injunctive relief.

Credentials

  • England and Wales

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Global-wide Shipping: Litigation, 2020-2021
  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Shipping, 2020-2022
  • Listed in the Hall of fame The Legal 500 UK for Shipping, 2020-2022
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Shipping Law, 2012-2022