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Addleshaw Goddard

EXCHANGE TOWER, 19 CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 2400
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 9800
DX:
ED27 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com
Addleshaw Goddard, Ed Watt, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

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Ed Watt

Tel:
Work 0131 222 9843
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Shipping.

Position

Ed is a recognised leading commercial shipping lawyer and head of the firm’s shipping group. Ed has acted in the sale or purchase and registration of more than 200 vessels, and is a recognised expert in dual registration of ships in the Caspian Sea. With an international practice acting for ship owners, builders and banks, Ed has led negotiations and completions in over 20 countries. His experience covers the full range of transactional and commercial needs of clients in the shipping, offshore renewable energy, and oil & gas sectors. He specialises in the sale, purchase and registration of ships, in particular offshore vessels; commercial agreements, time charters and tender negotiations for major projects; ship building contracts and complex bareboat lease structures. "Ed Watt continues to operate on an almost bewildering international scale" Scotsman Legal Review

Career

Trained HBJ Gateley; qualified 1999; partner HBJ Gateley 2005 to date, head of shipping 2008. Publications of note: co-author of ‘Ship Registration: Law and Practice’ (Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library – Informa, 2009 2nd edition, 3rd edition forthcoming).

Education

George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh (1996 LLB Hons; 1997 Dip LP); University of London (2001 LLM merit).


Scotland

Transport

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Ed Watt - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Transport

The 'quick' transport sector team at Addleshaw Goddard is led by the frequently recommended Ed Watt and stands out for its substantial expertise in shipping sector work, which frequently involves international and national transactional shipping, ship finance and ship registration matters, while also handling the full spectrum of contentious work, including London arbitrations. Other areas of expertise include rail and airport sector work; Jacqui Langley-White, who joined the team in Edinburgh from the firm's London office in September 2018, is the main contact for the former and Sarah Baillie for the latter.

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