Australia: Transport Shipping 2017

We feature 23 lawyers in this chapter who are highlighted for their first-rate practices specialising in matters which occur only at sea, or involve the maritime industry or those using its services. This includes financing, logistics, transactions, and insurance and crisis management matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Joe Hurley HWL Ebsworth, Sydney
2. Andrew Tulloch Colin Biggers & Paisley, Melbourne
3. Frazer Hunt Mills Oakley, Sydney
4. Stephen Thompson Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney

THYNNE & MACARTNEY leads the research this year with three nominations.
Michael Fisher possesses over 20 years of experience in the space, and focuses his practice on commercial shipping and maritime matters from contracts through to disputes.
Matthew Hockaday is an expert when it comes to litigation and insurance advisory work concerning the shipping industry and is a firm favourite for clients seeking counsel in this area.
Brian White also wins praise for his invaluable experience in the space. 

Commercial outfit HWL EBSWORTH achieves two listings in this chapter.
Thought leader Joe Hurley is renowned on an international level for his exceptional expertise in the area. He leads the firm’s shipping and trade practice and regularly handles wet and dry shipping disputes, commercial matters and related arbitration proceedings.
Jesper Martens boasts over 25 years of experience in the field, and is known for his excellent work in maritime law as well as related insurance and reinsurance matters.

Domestic firm COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY is represented by two of the leading shipping lawyers in our research this year.
Andrew Tulloch stands out as one of the foremost maritime insurance lawyers in the country and wins praise for his world-class practice.
Stephen Thompson focuses his work on providing transactional and advisory services to industry clients who include logistics companies, shipping lines and port operators.

At THE VICTORIAN BAR, Matthew Harvey is one of the top shipping and maritime barristers in Australia and frequently appears on behalf of clients before the Federal Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Anton Trichardt boasts a first-class commercial law practice and gains recognition for his strong expertise in the field of transport and shipping law.

HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN also receives two listings this year.
Robert Springall is internationally recognised as a first-rate practitioner, and is well known for his work dealing with dispute resolution and contractual issues relating to the shipping and trade industry.
Gavin Vallely is a highly regarded name in the Australian market. He is commended for his excellent work handling industry-related contentious and non-contentious matters.

At NEW CHAMBERS, Angus Stewart SC is recognised for his strong commercial law practice and is well versed in handling admiralty and maritime law matters.
Gregory Nell SC is also highlighted for his fantastic work in the field.

At MILLS OAKLEY Frazer Hunt is “a leading name” in the Asia-Pacific shipping market. He stands out as one of the most prominent names in our research this year, and is highlighted by sources for his work in insurance matters, contracts and commercial disputes.

At HICKSONS LAWYERS, Derek Luxford possesses vast experience in the field of transport and shipping law with a focus on transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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