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Squire Sanders launches shipping team in London

Squire Sanders has expanded its global transportation, shipping and logistics practice by hiring a new team in London led in part by maritime specialist Graham Harris. He joins from Thomas Cooper.

In his 30 years of experience, Harris has worked on insurance liability cases, piracy cases and has handled issues arising under charter parties, fires and cargo claims. He has experience of international trade matters and travel law and has acted before the London Court of International Arbitration as well as led on cases in other jurisdictions such as the US.

Brian Starer, global head of Squire Sanders’ maritime practice believes that the hire will take the firm’s global maritime capabilities to “another level”. “All of our London team, partners and associates, are highly experienced, well respected experts in all matters shipping and trade. They have consummate technical skills, deep commercial awareness and a flair for building relationships with clients. The strength of this London team is a key plank in our future strategic expansion.”

Commenting on the new team Graham Harris added: “Squire Sanders offered a once-in-a-career opportunity – to launch and build up an international maritime practice, genuinely global in its ambition and reach.”

Harris is listed in The International Who’s Who of Shipping and Maritime Lawyers.

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