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HFW, Timothy Clemens-Jones, Paris, FRANCE

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Timothy Clemens-Jones

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Trade & Energy


Partner, who is dual-qualified as both an English and a French lawyer, is specialized in international transportation and trade, with a particular focus on conflicts of laws and cross-border transactions in the shipping, aviation and soft commodities. His practice involves the provision of advice to clients in relation to both the negotiation and implementation of long term projects and their financing and also the resolution of disputes (both before the courts and in international arbitration) on a broad spectrum of topics arising from contracts for sale, purchase and carriage of goods.


Qualified 1982; assistant solicitor Holman Fenwick Willan (Paris & London) 1983-88; managing partner, Paris office 1989-96 and 1999-2001; Avocat à la Cour de Paris 1993.


English, French.



Within: Shipping

HFW assists with wet shipping work, where it acts for P&I clubs, underwriters and shipowners; and dry shipping matters, where it represents charterers and cargo owners. The team includes practice head Guillaume Brajeux, Timothy Clemens-Jones, who is English qualified; Stanislas Lequette, who focuses on issues involving former French colonies in North and West Africa; and tourism and cruise expert Stéphanie Schweitzer. In recent work, the practice represented P&I club Skuld in casualty procedures arising from the running aground of a container ship on a coral reef near New Caledonia; the team worked with the firm's London and Singapore offices, leveraging its international footprint. CMA CGM, Helvetia and Corsica Linea are also clients.

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