Clyde & Co grows Shipping and Marine Insurance practice in Singapore

  • Press Releases 22 August 2022 22 August 2022
  • Asia Pacific

Clyde & Co grows Shipping and Marine Insurance practice in Singapore with leading international litigator Andrew Bicknell

Clyde & Co grows Shipping and Marine Insurance practice in Singapore

Singapore, 22 August 2022: Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the relocation of partner Andrew Bicknell from London to Singapore to further strengthen the firm’s global Energy, Marine & Natural Resources practice in Asia Pacific. Andrew will be based in the firm’s Singapore office and support clients across the Asia Pacific region.

Andrew has been working in the global shipping and marine insurance sector for over three decades and is one of the founding members of the firm’s Singapore office. He is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in the sector and has a wealth of experience representing clients in a wide range of international shipping, trading and marine insurance disputes.

Andrew’s extensive expertise bolsters Clyde & Co’s Asia Pacific team, which has been building in-depth trading, energy, maritime, infrastructure and projects market knowledge and expertise for over 30 years. Clyde & Co is among very few firms in the region with a dedicated international practice which includes energy, marine, natural resources, international trade and transportation. Also relocating to Singapore is associate Callum Gerrish, who has a focus on shipping and trade and will further grow the firm’s strong Asia Pacific marine insurance recovery claims and casualty practice.

Andrew’s relocation follows recent growth in Clyde & Co’s Singapore office, including the partner promotion of insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution specialist Vanessa Lim, and the hire of corporate investigations, regulatory compliance and commercial disputes partner Weiyi Tan.

Chris Jobson, Partner and Chair of the APAC Board, comments: “We have been working for clients in the shipping, marine, and natural resources sectors in Asia Pacific for over three decades, and the opportunities for businesses in the region keep on evolving. Andrew and Callum’s relocation will further strengthen our leading practice in the region and no doubt their extensive experience will be invaluable to clients here.”

Andrew Bicknell comments: “I have had a long association with Singapore, having been one of the two founding members of the office when it was opened in 1991. After a four-year stint, I went back to London, but returned in 2003 for another four years. I look forward to working even more closely with clients on the ground in the region as part of our globally integrated team.”

David Bennet, Partner and Global Chair of Clyde & Co’s Global Energy, Marine and Natural Resources practice, adds: “Our clients operate in increasingly globalised markets and rely on us as a legal team to deliver a global and joined-up service across markets. Andrew has long been a leading and very experienced figure in our global practice group and his new location will only serve to deepen the offering we can provide to our clients in what is an important region to us, in addition to the existing service Andrew, Callum and other firm experts in the sector give to clients further afield.”

Clyde & Co is one of the largest and most experienced international law firms operating across Asia Pacific, with 58 partners and 300 lawyers, based across our 13 offices and associated offices in the region, providing a full-service combination of local and international specialists across all business sectors and practice areas.