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Emma Day

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Howse Williams Bowers

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Shipping Litigation


Emma is a Partner in HWB's shipping, international trade and commercial disputes practice. She has experience in both wet and dry shipping matters. Emma has extensive experience in charterparty / bill of lading and other contract of affreightment disputes, instructed by shipowners and P&I clubs, charterers and freight forwarders and other logistics providers and their insurers. Emma's charterparty experience includes advice on withdrawal / early redelivery, off-hire, laytime and demurrage, safe ports. She has also handled disputes arising in China including providing urgent advice to owners and charterers regarding exercise of liens, discharge of cargo and alternative discharge port options. Recently she has advised various parties following the collapse of OWB and Copenship Bulkers. Emma handles disputes resolved by arbitration in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and Court proceedings both in Hong Kong and London. Emma is qualified in UK, Australia and Hong Kong with a total of 11 years in private practice. Her experience includes working as a claim executive for a major international transport and logistics company handling a variety of claims including claims for misdelivery, cargo damage and late delivery.


2013 Howse Williams Bowers; 2012 Thomas Miller Australasia Pty Ltd.; 2011 Holman Fenwick & Willan, Sydney Australia (including a secondment to Thomas Miller Australasia Pty Ltd.); 1991 Richards Butler, Hong Kong; 1988 Richards Butler, London

Hong Kong


Within: Shipping

Independent local law firm Howse Williams Bowers provides 'a very strong shipping litigation service' to owners, insurers, charterers and freight forwarders across both wet and dry matters occurring throughout Asia. The 'excellent' Chris Howse is regularly engaged in high-profile maritime disputes before the Hong Kong courts, and in international arbitration. Howse also has a particular specialism in handling problems arising from the shipment of coal, iron ore, nickel ore and fluorspar. Himself a former seafarer, David Coogans has a unique insight into the shipping industry and is active across both wet and dry matters. Coogans is also involved in non-contentious matters and is regularly engaged by clients to negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial contracts, including those concerning container leasing, trans-shipment and off-take agreements contracts for iron ore export projects in Australia. Emma Day and William Leung are also recommended.

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