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Amy Cope

Senior Associate

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Amy Cope

Amy Cope

Senior Associate

People

Amy Cope

Amy Cope

Senior Associate

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Amy advises clients on a wide range of contentious shipping matters, including disputes arising out of charterparties, bills of lading, ship building contracts and contracts of affreightment. Amy acts for a variety of clients including shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and financial institutions. She regularly advises clients in LMAA arbitrations and High Court proceedings, in cases often involving  multi-jurisdictional aspects working closely with foreign lawyers and overseeing proceedings, such as enforcement proceedings, in other jurisdictions.

She has experience in advising clients in respect of non-contentious matters and has drafted bespoke Coal Supply Agreements, Ship Building Contracts and Port Agreements.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co Amy worked for a leading international law firm in their Shipping and International Trade team.

During her training contract, Amy completed a 6 month secondment with an International Group P&I Association in their Freight Defence & Demurrage department. She acted as a direct contact for international members' queries and advised on issues including, AWRP, demurrage, bunkers, non-contractual and dangerous cargoes and sanctions.

Experience
  • Acting for ship owners in respect of numerous cargo contamination claims involving mainly liquid cargoes;
  • Representing an owner and operator of a telecommunication cable system in its claims against ship owners for damage caused by vessels to its subsea cables;
  • Recovering AWRP and demurrage payable by a charterer. The claim involving applications to the High Court to appoint an arbitrator in the absence of default provisions within the Charterparty pursuant to section 18 of the Arbitration Act 1996;
  • Advising an International Group P&I Association in respect of the Interclub Agreement and whether or not a Charterparty provision would be deemed a "material amendment";
  • Representing a ship-owner and manager in respect of a claim against a shipyard for non-payment of fees contractually due to them;
  • Advising an international financial institution in respect of a claim faced from a purchaser of a yacht (the yacht being sold by them as "mortgagees in possession"), following registration issues;
  • Acting for a leading global provider of integrated transport solutions for bulk liquid transportation services in the drafting of a Ship Building Contract for two LNG carriers with an option for three further vessels; and
  • Defending a leading energy group Charterer in a claim brought by Owners in the High Court for breach of a safe port warranty and damages following a grounding and STS collision.

Various other claims to include, cargo contamination, cargo shortages, demurrage, detention, pilotage charges, AWRP, hire, stevedore damage, LNG boil-off, speed and performance and bunker related disputes.

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Amy is a Senior Associate in Clyde & Co's Marine and International Trade department.

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