Chris is a partner in the Marine team, based in Singapore. He rejoined the firm in 2011 after several years with a major P&I Club. Chris acts for vessel owners, offshore service contractors, oil majors, charterers, bunker suppliers, P&I Clubs and traders. His shipping experience covers all aspects of chaterparty, COA, bills of lading and general shipping disputes, including offshore and heavylift contracts. Chris has also drafted COAs, bespoke charterparty clauses for vessel owners, bills of lading for an oil major and vessel lay-up agreements.

Chris also advises insurers on coverage and subrogation. His insurance experience includes H&M, and offshore energy. Chris regularly advises insurers on pursuing subrogated recovery actions in South East Asia. As a result Chris has experience of working with correspondent lawyers across Asia Pacific and of supervising the handling of cases in the Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian courts. Chris has experience of mediation, English high Court proceedings and international arbitration under LMAA, HKIAC, SCMA and SIAC rules.

Chris Metcalf is listed as a leading individual by Legal 500.