Paul’s practice focuses on advising clients on shipping and trade matters, with particular focus on charterparties, shipbuilding, bunkering and fuel, and commodity sale contracts.
Paul is a Legal Director in the Marine and International Trade Department at Clyde & Co, and has been at the firm since 2010. Paul spent 9 years in Clyde’s & Co’s London office before relocating to Clyde & Co's Singapore office in 2019.
Paul’s practice focuses on shipping and international trade. Paul advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to charterparties, shipbuilding and offshore construction, bunkering and fuel, commodity sale contracts and bills of lading. Paul acts for a wide range of clients, including shipowners, charterers, shipyards, bunker traders, commodity traders and P&I Clubs.
Paul has particular experience of advising on complex and high value disputes under shipbuilding contracts, including in relation to termination, delay and warranty claims, and was part of the Clyde & Co team which successfully represented the shipyard in the Star Polaris, the leading recent case on consequential loss.
Paul also has particular expertise in relation to bunkering and fuel matters, particularly relating to fuel quality, and has written several articles on this topic (see insights) and moderated and participated in industry panels. Paul has also advised on several LNG matters, including relation to shipbuilding, FLNG, long term time charters and MSPAs.
Paul has significant experience of dispute resolution, and has handled numerous disputes in the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, SCMA and English High Court, including working together with foreign lawyers in other jurisdictions with the aim of obtaining the best outcome for clients.
In addition to advising on disputes, Paul also advises on non-contentious and transactional issues, particularly relating to the drafting and wording of contracts.
Paul also has experience of working in house, having been on secondment to the FD&D department of a leading International Group P&I Club and the maritime team of a leading global resource company.