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Campbell Johnston Clark

Work 0191 605 3669
Fax 0191 261 2324
London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Singapore

Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is an international shipping law firm with expertise in all aspects of commercial shipping, ship finance, dry shipping, international trade law, admiralty work including casualties, salvage and wreck removal as well as oil and gas disputes and marine insurance. CJC was founded in 2010 and is now firmly established as the leading boutique global English law maritime practice.

The firm: CJC has a presence in the Asia Pacific region from its office in Singapore as well as offices in London and Newcastle. Our clients include include major ship-owners, charterers, banks and equity providers, hull and machinery underwriters and P&I clubs.  Underpinning this growth is the firm’s commitment to recruiting high-calibre lawyers and its firmly held ethos of providing first-class, practical and commercial legal advice, at attractive rates, without compromise on quality and turnaround times. The firm won ‘The Legal 500 UK 2015 shipping law firm of the year’ award and also highly commended by the Legal Business Awards in the category ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2016’.

 Types of work undertaken:Shipbuilding and finance: commercial, private equity, shipbuilding contracts, leasing, offshore, construction and acquisition financing and restructuring.

Litigation – shipping: commercial litigation including shipbuilding and MOA disputes, charterparties, pooling agreements, bills of lading, marine insurance,  sale and purchase disputes, particular and general average, casualty work including collisions, salvage, groundings, total losses, piracy and personal injury work.

Marine insurance: coverage for hull and machinery, P&I, FD&D, charterers’ liability, trade disruption, loss of hire, war, political and terrorism risks and ports and terminal liability insurances.

International trade: disputes under international sale contracts and letters of credit.

Marshall islands:  We are the only UK based law firm that has Marshall islands qualified counsel in London.  We advise on all aspects of Marshall islands law.

Sale and purchase: new-build and second-hand vessels, flag choice and vessel registrations and private yacht transactions.

Corporate and taxation (shipping): M&A, joint ventures, workouts, charterparty negotiations, crewing, tax-driven arrangements (including tonnage tax).

Clients: ship owners, charterers, funds, private equity, P&I clubs, hull and machinery market, international banks, ship managers, entrepreneurs.

Other offices: Newcastle, Singapore

  • Number of UK partners: 11
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 21
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Litigation: 70
  • Finance and transactional: 30

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