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Ross Howells



Ross Howells

Ross Howells


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Following the completion of his training in the London Office, Ross relocated back to the north of the UK and joined Clyde & Co's Marine & International Trade department, where he has been an Associate for over 2 years. He has been involved in both contentious and non-contentious marine and renewable energy matters, as well as supply chain logistics matters.

Ross advises on various contentious dry-shipping matters relating to charterparties, bills of lading and ship building contracts. The team’s sector-focused approach means Ross is often advising on matters arising from the carriage of oil, gas and LNG by sea. Such claims include oil shortages, cargo contamination, unsafe port/berth and market loss claims. He 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,

Ross also advises on non-contentious shipping matters involving the sale and purchase of commercial vessels, ship building contracts and off-shore construction projects. He also advises on various aspects within the logistics and supply chains sector, most recently completing a secondment at UPS as In-House Legal Counsel for UK, Ireland and the Nordics.

His client base is international and includes vessel owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, vessel managers, vessel financiers, energy providers, energy construction firms and logistics services providers. 

  • Completed a secondment at UPS Brussels as In-House Counsel for UK, Ireland and the Nordics.
  • Advised a major energy company on the marine construction aspects of 450MW off-shore wind farm in the North Sea.
  • Represented an oil major in respect of a multimillion pound claim concerning the contamination of liquid cargo in LMAA proceedings.
  • Advised ship owners and P&I Clubs in respect of various aspects concerning demurrage.
  • Advised ship owners on their liability to comply with the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations.
  • Advised P&I clubs in respect of their member's liability regarding vessel delivery and 'alternative market' arguments. 
  • Published in leading sector journals including the Maritime Risk International magazine.

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Ross is an Associate in Clyde & Co's Marine and International Trade department.

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