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William Leung

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Howse Williams Bowers

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William is a Partner in HWB's dispute resolution practice. His practice covers logistics / transport, maritime arbitration and commercial matters. On the logistic side, he has more than 15 years of experience in handling a wide range of contentious matters with a particular emphasis on bills of lading/air waybills, cargo claims, demurrage, forwarding and logistics disputes. William's experience includes drafting bills of lading terms, standard trading terms and shipping documents for both local and international ship owners and forwarders. He has advised on various marine insurance matters and regulatory matters such as enforcement actions by Customs & Excise and the Labour Department. He is a panel-lawyer for various blue-chip insurance companies, international logistic companies, major containers terminals and major 3PL and 4PL providers in Hong Kong. He is the market leader in advising major port terminal operators and 3PL and 4PL providers in Hong Kong. On the maritime arbitration side, William has acted for prominent maritime liquidators and major shipowners and their liability insurers on substantial disputes in London and Hong Kong.


2015 Howse Williams Bowers; 2009 Eversheds; 2001 DLA Piper; 2000 Stevenson Wong & Co; 1998 Hampton, Winter & Glynn

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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