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FISHMONGERS' CHAMBERS, 1 FISHMONGERS' HALL WHARF, LONDON, EC4R 3AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7330 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7256 6778
Email:
Web:
www.m-f-b.co.uk

Andrew Hughes

Tel:
Work 020 7330 8000
Email:
MFB

Work Department

Shipping.

Position

Andrew’s practice areas include charterparty and bill of lading disputes, P&I and defence work, shipbuilding disputes, marine insurance and maritime arbitration. Andrew acts for shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, ship operators and managers, cargo and hull underwriters, reinsurers, banks, container leasing companies, commodity producers and traders. Andrew has considerable experience dealing with shipping disputes in the Far East, which he visits frequently.
He is regularly named as a leading shipping lawyer in The Legal 500, and was listed in The Legal 500s inaugural Hall of Fame in 2018.

Career

Qualified England and Wales 1982, Hong Kong 1986; Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) London 1980-1986; Richards Butler Hong Kong 1986-1999; Richards Butler London 1999-2005; partner MFB 2005 to date.

Education

Birmingham University.


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Hughes - MFB

Within: Shipping

The 'strong and experienced' team at specialist outfit MFB has a 'willingness to look at challenging scenarios, study and make it happen'. It offers experience across the full range of wet and dry shipping work covering emergency response work, superyachts, shipbuilding, logistics, regulatory and insurance mandates. Its broad client base includes ship owners, charterers, cargo interests, salvors, managers and brokers, banks and other financial institutions, P&I Clubs and other insurers. The team is acting for the cargo owners, Enka and Bechtel, on a high value dispute against the ship owners, as a result of the sinking of the Atlantik Confidence. Andrew Hughes is a 'brilliant practitioner' and department head Edward Gray has a 'wealth of knowledge in the sector', while Mark Seward is noted for his contentious expertise. The team, which is 'very flexible in its approach', recently welcomed Simon Spark from Ince.

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