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FRIARY COURT, 65 CRUTCHED FRIARS, LONDON, EC3N 2AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7264 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7264 8888
DX:
1069 LONDON CITY EC3
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Web:
www.hfw.com
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HFW, Jean Koh, London, ENGLAND

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Jean Koh

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Work 020 7264 8227
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Work Department

Shipping.

Position

Partner, specialising in shipping and marine litigation and arbitration, focussing on shipping disputes including charterparties, bills of lading, cargo claims, commodities/trade disputes, ship sale and purchase, bunker disputes, marine insurance coverage issues, groundings, unsafe port claims, reef damage claims and general average incidents. Jean has particular experience with tug and tow disputes under the Bimco Supplytime, Towcon/Towhire contracts, and acted for the successful defendants in the case of Smit International (Deutschland) GmbH v Mobius and another (the ‚ÄėJanus‚Äô) [2001]. Other cases include Sea Servizi Ecologici Affossamenti v Muliceiro Servicos Maritimos (the ‚ÄėAveiro‚Äô) [2007] EWHC 2639 (Comm).

Career

Called to the Bar in England and Wales (for non-practising barristers) 1996; qualified as solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Singapore 1999; qualified as solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales 2000; Holman Fenwick Willan LLP 1999; partner 2011 to date.

Languages

Mandarin.


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

HFW¬†is considered a ‚Äėmarket leader for marine casualty work‚Äô, the team is praised for its ‚Äėholistic approach‚Äô, and it is active across a range of commercial, logistics, marine insurance, collisions, losses, piracy, regulatory, cyber and technology mandates, and is also noted for its yacht experience. Highlights include acting for PAO Sovcomflot in a case brought against PDVSA in relation to hire claims and other sums due under charterparties for the carriage of various oil products. It also represents Lomar Shipping and its insurers in relation to the 2017 grounding and actual total loss of a container ship on her maiden voyage on a coral reef off Noumea, New Caledonia and is representing Evalend Shipping & Trading and its insurers on the seizure of product tanker and her entire crew by the Libyan authorities.¬†Craig Neame¬†is the global head of the shipping practice and an expert on container shipping and terminal matters. Sanctions expert Daniel Martin¬†heads the regulatory shipping team.¬†Andrew Chamberlain¬†handles collisions, groundings, catastrophes and salvage and heads the admiralty and crisis management team. Other key figures include¬†Paul Dean, who¬†is noted for offshore work; George Eddings, who¬†provides ‚Äėquick, accurate and succinct advice, while always keeping in mind the underlying commercial issues‚Äô; Richard Neylon, who¬†is ‚Äėvery smart, hardworking and very commercial‚Äô and handles wet and dry disputes; Elinor Dautlich, who¬†advises on shipping contracts; Matt Illingworth, who handles disputes; Jonathan Webb, who¬†is noted for his experience in dry work; and Richard Mabane, who¬†specialises in shipping litigation. David Morriss, Rory Butler¬†and Jean Koh¬†are also recommended, as are recently promoted partner Alex Kemp, consultants¬†James Gosling¬†and Hugh Livingstone,¬†Jim Cashman,¬†and senior associates Emilie Bokor-Ingram¬†and¬†Sally Buckley¬†. ¬†

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