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Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP

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Will has a broad practice in shipping and international trade and advises a range of clients including P&I Clubs, shipowners, ship managers, charterers, insurers and banks. Will handles contractual disputes, including those arising out of charterparties, bills of lading and sale contracts, and also advises in relation to marine casualties such as collisions, groundings and fires at sea. Of recent note, Will has advised on numerous bunker quality disputes in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, and on various matters concerning the implementation of the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulations.

Will has extensive experience of running international arbitrations seated in Singapore and London governed by the SCMA, LMAA, SIAC, ICC and GAFTA Rules, as well as Ad Hoc arbitrations. He is also experienced in handling and advising on claims in the English courts, and in LOF salvage arbitration.

On the non-contentious side, Will is regularly instructed to review and draft contracts, in particular charterparties and COAs. Will also frequently advises in relation to ship management agreements, and has recently written and lectured on the topic.

Will undertook a secondment in Japan in 2016, and maintains a particular focus on the Japanese market.




Will read law at University College London and graduated with a first class honours degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Shipping: foreign firms

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.