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Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP

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Partner of the Singapore Office

Gareth has over 30 years’ experience of advising on and resolving (via negotiation, mediation, arbitration and court) disputes arising from shipping and international trade contracts, casualties and incidents.

He has handled numerous shipbuilding contract disputes (for shipyards and buyers), actual and constructive total losses of vessels, groundings, collisions and fires, unsafe port and dangerous cargo claims, cargo loss, damage and contamination claims and commodity trading disputes.

Gareth has been consistently named as a leading individual in Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500, has featured as a “Global Leader” in Chambers Global Directory and has won the Clients Choice Award for Shipping and Transport in Singapore two years in succession, in 2017 and 2018.


2018 to date Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP – Partner

2014-2018: HFW Singapore – Partner
1996-2014: HFW Greece – Partner
1988-1996: HFW London – Assistant Solicitor 
1986-1988: Hammond Suddards, Bradford, UK – Assistant Solicitor 
1985-1986: Elwyn Jones & Co, North Wales, UK – Assistant Solictor
1983-1985: Chamberlain Johnson & Parke, North Wales, UK – Assistant Solicitor
1981-1983: Chamberlain Johnson & Parke, North Wales, UK – Trainee Solicitor


English, Greek, Welsh


1983 – Solicitor Qualified in England & Wales
1980-1981: Law Society Finals course, Christleton, Chester, UK.
1977-1980: St Peter’s College, Oxford University: Jurisprudence MA

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.