Joe regularly acts in complex charterparty disputes for a range of clients, with a particular emphasis on the dry bulk sector. In addition to conducting High Court litigation and LMAA Arbitration proceedings, Joe frequently provides assistance to shipowners, charterers and clubs during the initial “live” stages of a matter.
In addition to handling claims regarding delivery, hire and cargo, Joe has substantial experience of disputes relating to the supply of bunkers, towage contracts and container ships. He is often called upon to provide urgent advice in admiralty matters and to assist in negotiations with charterers, cargo interests and local bodies.
Joe has an in-depth knowledge of ship finance and related banking matters. He handles enforcement actions in many jurisdictions and regularly provides urgent advice on arrests, defaults and security structures. He has also acted in a number of super-yacht disputes for yards, yacht owners and yacht brokers. He advises on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of the super-yacht industry.
In addition to specialist shipping work, Joe works across a wide range of commercial disputes arising out of the marine and shipping sectors. These disputes relate to construction contracts, collateral management agreements, swaps and joint ventures.