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Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP

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Ian Short

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Campbell Johnston Clark

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Singapore Office




Ian is a partner based in CJC's Singapore office having co-founded the office in early 2014.

Ian specialises in commercial shipping and maritime disputes, covering the full range of P&I and defence work, marine insurance issues and disputes arising out of the sale/purchase and building of ships. Ian's practice also encompasses collisions and ship damage claims and he advises clients on international trade disputes. Ian strives to find commercial solutions where possible but is experienced in running cases through Singapore and London arbitration and in the High Court in England. Recent judgments obtained include Libyan Navigator Ltd v Lamda Maritime Holdings Sp. z. o. O [2014] EWHC 1399 (Comm), the leading case regarding the interpleader procedure in the context of liened sub-hires and sub-freights.

On the non-contentious side, Ian is involved in drafting a wide range of shipping contracts, including charterparty terms, COAs and sale agreements.

Ian has worked in the maritime industry since 2002. 


University of Southampton - Law, including Maritime Law
College of Law

Singapore: Shipping

Shipping – Foreign firms

Within: Shipping – Foreign firms

Ian Short heads the group at Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP, which undertakes the full range of shipping mandates ranging from transactional matters to casualties involving litigation and arbitrations. Recent work includes acting for a client whose vessel was involved in a collision resulting in its sinking and the loss of life, which involved advising on the salvage and rescue organisation, and assisting P&I Clubs with insurance coverage issues. Other disputes include matters of unpaid demurrage, contamination and environmental issues and ships arrests as well as the sale and acquisition of vessels. The team has been bolstered by the arrival, in August 2018, of Paul Apostolis and Gareth Williams from HFW Singapore LLP and master mariner Andrew Gray from Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore.

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