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FISHMONGERS' CHAMBERS, 1 FISHMONGERS' HALL WHARF, LONDON, EC4R 3AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7330 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7256 6778
Email:
Web:
www.m-f-b.co.uk
MFB, Asad Naqvi, London, ENGLAND

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Asad Naqvi

Tel:
Work 020 7330 8000
Email:
MFB

Work Department

Shipping.

Position

Asad qualified as a solicitor in 2008, joining MFB in 2009 and has been a partner since 2014.

Asad has extensive experience in both FD&D and P&I matters as well as ship sale and purchase, and he has experience of a wide variety of shipping disputes, and acts regularly for owners, charterers and their P&I Clubs. Asad speaks Hindi and Urdu.

Career

Partner MFB 2014 to date.

Languages

Hindi and Urdu.

Education

Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

Specialist shipping firm MFB is ‘commercial in terms of its turnaround of work and advice’; the team is ‘strong on the law and creative in its approach’. Its expertise is ‘vast’ and spans casualty response work, dry shipping, superyachts, shipbuilding, logistics and insurance. Headline work includes representing Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha on an unsafe ports dispute in the Supreme Court and representing cargo owners Bechtel in an arbitration case following the sinking of the Atlantik ConfidenceEdward Gray heads the ‘exceptional’ team, which includes Andrew Hughes, who is regularly instructed on disputes in the Far East; the ‘excellent’ Asad Naqvi; Gerard Hopkins, who specialises in shipping litigation; Ian Hawkes, who handles maritime disputes; Mark Seward, who regularly advises on cases arising out of charterparty and bill of lading contracts; Simon Wolsey, who has the ‘ability to rapidly review the details of dispute in question and provide very clear prompt advice and recommendations’; Eduardo Prim , who is praised for his ‘impressive ability to swiftly review complex legal questions, summarise them in an understandable manner and find solutions’; and  recently promoted partner Helene Peter-Davies. Key hires include associate Matthew Montgomery, who ‘immediately grasps the matter’, and Kevin Cooper, who joined from Ince & Co; and Nicholas Wilson, who joined from Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless. Andrew Wright has retired.

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