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Rachel Hoyland

T: +44 20 7809 2362 M: +44 7502 703 752 Email Rachel | vCard Office: London

Rachel Hoyland Of counsel

Contact details

Rachel Hoyland

Rachel Hoyland
Of counsel

T: +44 20 7809 2362 M: +44 7502 703 752 Email Rachel | vCard Office: London

Rachel specialises in maritime decarbonisation helping clients navigate the decarbonisation landscape and respond to the regulatory, commercial, and practical issues arising from emissions reduction and energy transition.
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Rachel works with clients throughout the maritime ecosystem including major ship owners, charterers, cargo interests, traders and insurers. 

Rachel's decarbonisation work includes interpreting new and revised emissions regulations for maritime (EU MRV, EU Emissions Trading Scheme, FuelEU Maritime, EEXI and CII), advising on impact, developing contract provisions, adapting corporate responsibility programmes and providing strategic decarbonisation guidance to C-suite. She has written and presented widely on maritime decarbonisation issues and has played an active role in working groups of the IMO, DfT, ZESTA and BIMCO.

Rachel has experience in-house as well as in private practise and has handled numerous international maritime disputes throughout her career, including LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations and High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings. 

 
  • Marine and international trade
  • Dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping

EU ETS

Acting for owners, time and voyage charterers and managers advising on interpretation and commercial impact of new rules and drafting new clauses.

FuelEU Maritime

Advising a major trader in relation to interpretation and commercial impact and drafting new clauses.

CII & EEXI

Acting for owners, time and voyage charterers and insurers advising on interpretation and commercial impact of new rules and drafting new clauses. 

Decarbonisation strategy

Advising C-suite, trading team and chartering team of a charterer and trader in relation to maritime decarbonisation and commercial impact and opportunities.

Corporate sustainability

Revising the maritime aspects of the corporate sustainability programme of a charterer and trader to increase impact.

More: Marine and international trade

Acting for defendant cargo interests in English High Court and Court of Appeal litigation (>100 million USD) regarding disputes under a long-term contract of affreightment. 

Successfully representing vessel owners in a commission dispute with brokers concerning a 140 million USD sale and leaseback transaction.

Acting for defendant owners' insurers in relation to a claim for misdelivery of cargo and in respect of coverage.

Successfully representing claimant owners in a dispute with insurers under a guarantee certificate in relation to defective tank coatings. 

Successfully representing owners and their insurers in a dispute concerning multiple cargo claims following a fire on a car carrier. 

More: Dispute resolution

Acting for charterers in an LMAA arbitration concerning contaminated fuel bunkered in Singapore.

Acting for ship owners in an arbitration concerning contamination of a sugar cargo delivered in Sudan. 

Successfully representing owners in an LMAA arbitration concerning a significant demurrage claim and alleged contamination of cargo.

Acting for claimant charterers in an LMAA Hong Kong arbitration concerning freight and demurrage paid under a substitute fixture.

Acting for a state-owned petroleum company in relation to multi-party arbitration relating to leakage of cargo in Alaska.

More: International arbitration

Acting for owners, time and voyage charterers and managers advising on interpretation and commercial impact of the EU ETS rules and drafting new clauses.

Advising a major trader in relation to interpretation and commercial impact of FuelEU Maritime and drafting new clauses.

Advising owners, time and voyage charterers and insurers on interpretation and commercial impact of EEXI and CII rules and drafting new clauses.

Acting in a wide range of cargo claims, bill of lading, COA and charterparty disputes.

Representing clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation including in the English High Court and Court of Appeal. 

More: Shipping

  • Decarbonisation
  • Energy and natural resources
  • International trade

In relation to maritime decarbonisation:

EU ETS

Acting for owners, time and voyage charterers and managers advising on interpretation and commercial impact of new rules and drafting new clauses.

FuelEU Maritime

Advising a major trader in relation to interpretation and commercial impact and drafting new clauses.

CII & EEXI

Acting for owners, time and voyage charterers and insurers advising on interpretation and commercial impact of new rules and drafting new clauses. 

Decarbonisation strategy

Advising C-suite, trading team and chartering team of a charterer and trader in relation to maritime decarbonisation and commercial impact and opportunities.

Corporate sustainability

Revising the maritime aspects of the corporate sustainability programme of a charterer and trader to increase impact.

More: Decarbonisation

Advising a marine insurer in relation to the evolving alternative fuels landscape. 

Acting for a cargo insurer in relation to damage during sea carriage to solar farm components. 

Representing a state-owned petroleum company in relation to claims arising from cargo leakage in Alaska.

Acting in relation to contracts for offshore wind farm construction. 

Advising on purchase and sale of oil products offshore Nigeria.

More: Energy and natural resources

Advising C-suite, trading team and chartering team of a charterer and trader in relation to maritime decarbonisation and commercial impact and opportunities.

Revising the maritime aspects of the corporate sustainability programme of a charterer and trader to increase impact.

Advising a marine insurer on the evolving decarbonisation regulations and alternative fuels landscape. 

Drafting sanctions policies for traders and ship managers and brokers. 

Drafting terms of business for parties, advising on incorporation of terms and agency issues. 

More: International trade

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