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Marine and international trade.


A recognised expert in offshore oil and gas and maritime law, Tony advises a range of industry leaders on new contracts and disputes both in court and in arbitration.

Described by Chambers UK as "totally on the ball and always quick to grasp the situation", Tony advises on new contracts, commercial disputes and also represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings. He acted on the largest amount ever disputed in a London Maritime Arbitration where his clients successfully defended a US$500 million claim made against them under a drilling contract.

Disputes for the offshore industry include delay, disruption and cost overruns on high value EPIC projects including pipe laying, platform construction and FPSOs.

On new projects, Tony is often engaged by clients to assist in the drafting of contracts relating to the offshore industry and has been involved in a wide range of negotiations for all kinds of services in many jurisdictions.

Tony has direct experience of contracts relating to seismic survey, drilling, OSV and specialist vessels charterparties, subsea and ROV operations, seabed pipeline and cable laying, subsea construction, transportation and installation of offshore structures, FPSO and FSO operations and field and platform decommissioning.

Tony is also often engaged on drafting contracts and dealing with disputes relating to the construction of high value specialist vessels such as drilling rigs, construction vessels and FPSOs. In recent years, his efforts have led his clients to recover tens of millions of dollars from ailing shipyards.

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Within: Shipping

Stephenson Harwood is a ‘friendly and approachable firm’ which has ‘excellent attention to detail and logistical acumen’ and is noted for its experience in high-value and complex shipping disputes. The team acted for the successful shipowners in a Supreme Court decision arising out of the seizure of the vessel MV Longchamp by Somali pirates and represented Commerzbank in a case which examined shipping loan agreements. It is also acting for PDVSA group companies in a number of shipping disputes. Head of marine and international trade Mike Phillips is ‘outstanding’; Nick Barber is noted for his ‘admiralty expertise, his brilliant investigative knowledge and experience’; Stuart Beadnall regularly advises on the maritime aspects of the oil and gas industry; Paolo Ghirardani is ‘simply brilliant’; Cristan Evans is ‘very professional, responsive and delivers a high-quality service’; Alex Davis leads the marine insurance and marine and casualty response groups; Tony Concagh is ‘extremely knowledgeable’; Sean Gibbons is noted for his experience in acting for Korean shipowners and shipyards in disputes; and Ingolf Kaiser is ‘very experienced. Simon Moore, Max Lemanski, Duncan McDonald, Haris Zografakis and senior associate Tom Adams are also key members of the team. Menelaus Kouzoupis recently joined from HFW.

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