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Nicola Chapman

Registered Foreign Lawyer

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Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Registered Foreign Lawyer

Profil complet

Nicola qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2018. Having subsequently relocated to Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 2019, she now practices in our Hong Kong office as a Registered Foreign Lawyer.  

She advises on a range of shipping matters (both wet and dry) representing owners, charterers, freight forwarders and cargo insurers in a variety of shipping and transport related matters in both the Court and arbitrations.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co, she worked as an associate in the marine team of a large international law firm in London; primarily focused on dry shipping matters, particularly charter party disputes.

Expérience
  • Acting for a large Insurer client in multiple cargo claims against various carriers
  • Providing coverage advice in relation to the arrest of a Russian vessel in Ukraine;
  • Acting for a commodities trader in relation to the possible contamination of goods which were found to be off-specification on delivery
  • Acting for Owners in London arbitration proceedings for a claim relating to the alleged wrongful termination of a voyage charter;
  • Advising insurers on liability for costs incurred due to a vessel’s unseaworthiness and detention in Germany;
  • Advising on potential liability under a P&I policy following the grounding of a vessel off the coast of Norway;
  • Providing advice to insurers on charterer’s liabilities in relation to an injury sustained by a passenger during an expedition in Ireland
  • Assisting a client to obtain the release of an arrested yacht following its collision with a fishing vessel in Cap d’Antibes
  • Advising freight forwarders on their potential liability for losses incurred due to errors on documentation; and
  • Running the defence of a professional negligence claim brought against a marine surveyor.
  • Acting for a large Insurer client in multiple cargo claims against various carriers

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Expertise

Nicola is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Hong Kong office specialising in marine litigation and arbitration.

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