Alex McIntosh > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution, International trade, Shipping


Alex is a partner in the London office and a member of the firm’s shipping and international trade teams. He advises on disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding and restructuring contracts, as well as wet work, including casualties and LOFs.

He is also experienced in trade, including letters of credit, sale and purchase contracts, factoring, debt collection, insurance (both marine and non-marine), coverage advice, facility agreements, transactional documentation and policy wordings. Alex’s clients include shipowners, insurers, P&I clubs, charterers, traders, manufacturers and logistics providers. He has run court proceedings and arbitrations in many jurisdictions and has obtained and challenged arrests, injunctions and security measures worldwide.

Alex lectures extensively on many legal and practical aspects of trade and shipping including charterparties, procurement and arbitration.

He is the course director of the Lloyds Maritime Academy Certificate in Charterparties Distance Learning Course.


He joined Thomas Cooper as a partner in 2017 with 30 years prior experience of practising in Greece, London and Hong Kong, where he is also qualified.



Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

Providing ‘a breadth of maritime expertise‘, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP regularly handles dry shipping disputes as well as admiralty and regulatory work for a range of domestic and international clients. The firm also fields expertise in relation to yachts and superyachts, where it advises owners, charterers, traders, and P&I Clubs, among others. The practice is led by Darryl Kennard, whose work encompasses both wet and dry shipping matters, and charterparty specialist Alex McIntosh. Tony Riches was promoted to partner in April 2022 and specialises in admiralty law and charterparty disputes. Wet shipping expert Nick Donnelly and James Severn, who focuses on small commercial vessels as well as maritime injuries and fatalities, are further key contacts.