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Paul Hofmeyr

T: +44 20 7809 2233 M: +44 7803 455 032 Email Paul | Vcard Office: London

Paul Hofmeyr Associate

Contact details

Paul Hofmeyr

Paul Hofmeyr
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2233 M: +44 7803 455 032 Email Paul | Vcard Office: London

Paul has wide ranging experience of contentious and non-contentious matters within the energy, insurance, transport and shipbuilding sectors. He has acted for a number of clients in high value disputes involving international litigation and arbitration and is valued for his clear advice and attention to detail. 
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Paul specialises in dispute resolution and has advised shipowners, trading houses, commodities producers, charterers and hedge funds on a number of multi-jurisdictional matters spanning West Africa, Asia and South America.

Paul also has broad experience in acting for international insurers either on subrogated actions or coverage disputes.

In addition to acting in an advisory capacity, Paul has assisted in successfully obtaining interim relief for clients and bringing document heavy matters to their conclusion either before the Commercial Court or arbitral tribunals.

In terms of non-contentious exposure, Paul is accustomed to advising on general commercial contracts, but has also assisted with the financing, sale and leasing of a variety of assets.

Having lived and worked in Africa and Singapore, Paul's international experience extends beyond the matters he has worked on.

  • Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Acting for a German shipowner against a major Chinese shipbuilder in a $36 million international arbitration claim for the reimbursement of instalments under a shipbuilding contract following the repudiation and early termination of the same.

High Court litigation

Acting for one of Europe’s leading hedge funds in a $35 million High Court claim involving allegations of breach of warranty under a share purchase agreement and fraud.

High Court litigation

Acting for a syndicate of marine insurers in pursuing a $24 million appeal against a High Court judgment concerning the constructive total loss of a vessel, and obtaining interim relief in respect of the same.

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Shipowner

Acting for a German shipowner against a major Chinese shipbuilder in a $36 million international arbitration claim for the reimbursement of instalments under a shipbuilding contract following the repudiation and termination of the same.

Leading hedge fund

Acting for one of Europe’s leading hedge funds in a $35 million High Court claim involving allegations of breach of warranty under a share purchase agreement and fraud.

Syndicate of war risks insurers

Acting for a syndicate of marine insurers in pursuing a $24 million appeal against a High Court judgment concerning the constructive total loss of a vessel, and obtaining interim relief in respect of the same.

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