This year we highlight 33 lawyers for their expertise in handling shipping matters, excelling across a spectrum of matters ranging from insurance claims to shipbuilding.
Most Highly Regarded
Norton Rose Fulbright performs well with four practitioners nominated in this chapter.
Vanessa Rochester is recognised for her expansive knowledge of regulatory, transactional and contentious shipping matters involving charter parties, collisions, pollution, IP and contract issues.
Shelley Chapelski is a seasoned lawyer who focuses her longstanding maritime practice on large-scale transactions and complex disputes.
John Bromley QC is renowned for resolving several high-value disputes for marine insurers and P&I clubs.
Andrew Stainer is a go-to litigator for the full range of maritime disputes including casualties, insurance matters, property loss and cargo claims.
Bernard is home to three lawyers highlighted here.
With three decades of experience, Peter Swanson has amassed an encyclopaedic understanding of maritime law and is lauded for his extensive experience working on vessel arrests, liability cases, chartering disputes and regulatory issues.
David Jones is noted for his exceptional regulatory advice as well as his expertise in contentious proceedings such as cargo damage and oil pollution claims, marine insurance disputes and personal injuries.
Gary Wharton is well-versed at handling complex maritime casualty cases and excels across the full gamut of shipping disputes.
Marc de Man of De Man Pillet is highly sought-after by P&I clubs, shipowners, charterers, suppliers and cargo underwriters for his 40-plus years of experience specialising in maritime law.
Matthew Hamerman comes highly esteemed for his broad shipping expertise covering marine cargo claims, insurance coverage issues, ship arrests and charter party disputes.
Marc Isaacs at Isaacs Odinocki stands out as “market-leading counsel in complex maritime disputes” thanks to his 24 years of experience in the field.
At Metcalf & Company, Eric Machum is touted for his “impressive knowledge of international maritime law” and earns acclaim for his “pragmatic approach and excellent advice in high-stakes liability and insurance cases”.
Frank Metcalf QC is a “vastly experienced maritime lawyer” who earns plaudits for his four decades of experience focusing on the full spectrum of shipping issues.
Gordon Hearn of Fernandes Hearn is highlighted for his splendid shipping practice which encompasses cross-border contractual issues, litigation and regulatory matters.
Stikeman Elliott’s Peter Cullen maintains a “great reputation in the field of maritime arbitration”.