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Hatty Sumption

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Work +44 (0) 20 7876 5000
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Clyde & Co LLP

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Partner

Position

Hatty is a partner in the marine transportation group. Her core areas of practice are commodity trading disputes (particularly oil trading) and related charterparty, bill of lading, letter of credit and ship sale and purchase matters. For her commodity trading clients, she has also handled a number of disputes under share purchase agreements.

She has extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional cases involving working closely with foreign lawyers and overseeing proceedings in other jurisdictions. Hatty has been recognised by directories as one of the notable individuals at Clyde & Co who were rated first in dry shipping.

Hatty speaks fluent French and has a working knowledge of Italian

Career

Joined Clyde & Co in 1995 in the Hong Kong office. Hatty was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and practised there until 1999 when she returned to London.

Hatty's experience includes:

  • East West Corporation v DKBS and AKTS Svenborg; Utaniko Ltd v P&O Nedlloyd BV (2003) EWCA Civ.83 – claim by the unpaid shipper for misdelivery in Chile without production of bills of lading, court of appeal decision on fundamental questions of title to sue under COGSA 1992
  • Contigroup Companies Inc v Glencore AG (2004) EWHC 2750 (comm.) – case concerning the measure of damages for late delivery of cargo of liquid butane and the reasonableness of settlement concluded with receivers
  • Successful defence of a claim brought in arbitration proceedings for US$64m arising out of the quality of numerous cargoes of crude oil supplied under sale contracts, concerning technical aspects of refinery yields and questions of foreign law


London: Dispute resolution

Commodities disputes

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Hatty Sumption - Clyde & Co LLP

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