Will Marshall > Ince > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ince
Aldgate Tower
2 Leman Street
LONDON
E1 8QN
England
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Work Department

Maritime, Dispute Resolution, Commodities & Trade, Commercial, Energy & Infrastructure

Position

Global Head of Trade, Partner

Career

Will is a shipping, trade and offshore energy specialist. He acts for a number of the world’s largest trading houses, energy contractors and ship-owners/operators. He has been a partner since 2007 and provides commercial advice on the production, trade and transportation of oil, gas (including LNG) and other commodities. His litigation expertise (both in England and internationally) is extensive with Will regularly managing major disputes in international institutional arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LMAA etc.) and in High Court proceedings.

As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will is a key member of the firm’s specialist LNG and offshore projects teams assisting clients with transactions in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction, conversion and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operational services agreements. He also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit-sharing arrangements and various derivatives products. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by clients operating in the shipping, commodities and energy sectors in the key independent guides to the legal profession.

As well as litigating energy, commodities and shipping disputes, Will is a key member of the firm’s specialist LNG and offshore projects teams assisting clients with transactions in relation to LNG, FPSO, FSRU, FLNG and offshore drilling projects along with associated contracts such as construction, conversion and shipbuilding agreements, joint ventures and operational services agreements. He also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of commodities’ sale contracts, joint venture and profit sharing arrangements and various derivatives products.

Highlight Matters

Shipbuilding/Offshore

– Representing an international drilling contractor in defending a USD700m claim pursued by a Korean shipyard in respect of the cancellation for delay of a state of the art semi-submersible drilling rig.
– Defending a European accommodation unit owner/operator against a US$125 m delay and disruption claim pursued by a Korean shipyard following cancellation of the unit.
– Providing advice and assistance to a drilling contractor in respect of a US$375 m international arbitration with a leading shipyard concerning design obligations in relation to a series of new build semi-submersible drilling rigs.
– Advising a major FPSO owner/operator in respect of US$100m dispute arising under a long term lease agreement concluded with an Oil Major.
– Representing a drilling contractor in relation to a disputes arising under a drilling contract with the Oil Major client in respect of upgrade work and contract duration.

Commodities/Transportation

– Representing a major commodities trader in multiple LCIA arbitration and High Court proceedings in respect of a US$80m dispute relating to two cargoes of Angolan crude oil.
– Assisting a ship-owner in respect of allegations concerning the providence of the oil cargo shipped on board, resulting in a Court ordered sale of the cargo and multiple arrest and attachment proceedings in West Africa.
– Assisting a major international shipping company in connection with the termination of six long term bareboat charterparties and the US$120m claims arising.
– Advising on the work out of loans and debts in respect of a fleet of offshore support and pipe-laying vessels including the repossession of the vessels by their owners and pursuit of claims against the defaulting charterer.
– Representing an international trading company in respect of a US$15m dispute in respect of the sourcing and supply of LNG cargoes.

Languages

English

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

(Leading individuals)

Will MarshallInce

Ince has a disputes group that is ‘aggressive, informed, technically proficient and a pleasure to work with‘. The bulk of its contentious commodities work stems from the oil and gas sector, though it has a growing caseload in  soft commodities and metals. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is also a key area of specialist expertise. Will Marshall, who leads the global commodities practice, ‘has a very sharp intellect and is very hands-on‘. Key partner Carl Walker represents some of the world’s largest trading houses in physical commodity trading disputes, particularly matters concerning oil and gas trading. Jeremy Biggs handles large commodities matters for the likes of Trafigura. Rory Macfarlane‘s practice focuses on disputes in Asian markets, most notably Japan. William Blagbrough is an emerging presence in the London market having relocated from Hong Kong in 2018.