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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nathan Cecil is regularly sought out for his deep knowledge of commercial and regulatory compliance matters, and dispute resolution pertaining to the maritime sector.


Nathan is a partner in national Australian law firm Holding Redlich’s transport, shipping and logistics group.  

Nathan works closely with businesses in the shipping, logistics, road transport, international trade, commodities and offshore sectors, providing commercial and regulatory compliance advice and resolving disputes.

In the shipping sector, Nathan advises his clients in relation to all aspects of commercial law, liability, regulation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on the carriage of goods by sea; charter parties and contractual arrangements; commercial terms; ship arrest and admiralty; regulatory and oil spill prosecution; government procurement and tendering in the maritime sector; competition and cartel law compliance; and litigation/arbitration in relation to liability defence and recovery of claims. 

Nathan acts for many leading shipping and logistics industry bodies in Australia and has also acted as independent compliance arbiter in relation to international liner shipping conferences. His clients include local and foreign ship owners, operators and charterers; international P&I and defence clubs; freight forwarders and logistics providers; bunker suppliers; towage and salvage providers; offshore sector service providers; importers, exporters and manufacturers; commodities traders; stevedores; vessel manufacturers; and local marine operators and luxury yacht owners.

Nathan has a reputation for providing commercially responsive and business-driven advice and assistance to his clients. He has been listed as one of the leading Australian shipping lawyers in Doyle’s Guide since 2015. He is named one of Australia’s best lawyers in shipping and maritime law, international arbitration, trade law and transportation law by The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2021. He is also listed in the shipping category of Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020).

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