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Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP

Shipping: foreign firms Tier 2

'Standout maritime firm' Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP has excellent wet and dry shipping capability and is regularly acts for owners, P&I, and vessel insurers on the full scope of contentious matters. Key areas of expertise include cargo claims, collisions, and marine casualties. Gareth Williams, is according to one client 'one of the best maritime lawyers in Singapore'; he focuses on dry issues such as contractual matters arising under shipbuilding contracts, bills of lading, cargo misdelivery, and marine insurance claims. Paul Apostolis has over three decades of experience in wet shipping disputes. The team's admiralty offering has also grown with the arrival of Master Mariner Andrew Shannon and senior associate William Pyle joined from HFW Singapore LLP.

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‘CJC is for me a standout maritime firm in Singapore who while giving good solid “black letter” legal advice understand the commercial reality within the shipping sphere and the pressure on Owners to at times compromise to avoid commercially damaging disputes with charterers. As a senior maritime lawyer within a major ship owning group, I believe CJC is ideal for Owners to instruct and appreciate the pressure on the in-house lawyer with tough timelines. Good solid experience in both chartering, (litigation and arbitration) as well as admiralty. They work well with P&I Clubs and H&M underwriters in the best interests of all concerned – Including Owners.’

‘Gareth Williams – Litigation, Arbitration, General Maritime law. Commercially astute, knowledgeable and gets on well with shipping people. One of the very best maritime lawyers in Singapore.’

‘Paul Apostolis – Admiralty. Outstanding “wet lawyer”.’

Key clients

Japan P&I Club

Skuld P&I Club

Shipowners Mutual P&I Club

West of England P&I

Fukada Salvage

Samudera Indonesia / Foremost Shipping

LCH Locktons Insurance Brokers


BW Group

Pan Ocean, Korea

Mitsui OSK Lines

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance


Libera Ship Management

HTK Shipping & Trading of Vietnam

Thome Oil & Gas Management

The firm: Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is a medium-sized international law firm founded in September 2010 specialising in shipping and international trade. CJC has undergone sizeable expansion in both numbers of solicitors and geographical spread since its opening in 2010. Today, CJC has offices in London, Newcastle and Singapore with 55 staff worldwide. Throughout the past 7-8 years, CJC has firmly established their presence in the London and overseas shipping markets with clients and fellow practitioners alike.

CJC Singapore was set up in early 2014, with Ian Short being a partner of the office upon opening. During this time, the firm has established a strong reputation across the Asian maritime markets.

Areas of practice: CJC is a full-service shipping law firm covering all aspects of shipping, including shipping litigation, marine insurance and international trade, marine casualty handling and investigation, and corporate, transactional and finance work.

Its clients include leading operators and shipowners worldwide (including Fortune 500 and Listed companies) in every sector: tanker, bulker, container, offshore and oil & gas. They also act for International Group P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters and Lloyd’s Syndicates. CJC sits on a number of panels for various P&I Clubs, Lloyd’s Syndicates, Marine Insurance Companies and Banks.

CJC prides itself on being an exciting and dynamic shipping practice with highly skilled and specialist shipping law practitioners.

Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping (dry) Gareth Williams +65 68129317
Shipping (wet) Paul Apostolis +65 68129314
Shipping (wet) Paul Martin +65 68129315
Maritime dispute resolution Paul Apostolis +65 68129314
Contract drafting Gareth Williams +65 68129317
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Mr Paul Apostolis  photo Mr Paul Apostolis Partner of the Singapore office. Paul specializes in the investigation, management  and resolution…
 Benjamin Lim  photo Benjamin Lim Associate in the Singapore Office
 William Pyle  photo William Pyle Senior Associate
 Andrew Shannon  photo Andrew Shannon Master Mariner and Solicitor 
Mr Gareth Williams  photo Mr Gareth Williams Partner of the Singapore Office Gareth has over 30 years’ experience of…
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