Marcus is a partner in the Shipping Group, Reed Smith LLP. He is an experienced litigator, capable of handling both dryshipping, offshore and admiralty matters and also has extensive experience in non-contentious matters. Marcus heads the firm’s LNG shipping practice and has been engaged as legal advisor to SIGTTO for many years. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Marcus served in the Merchant Navy for eleven years on a wide variety of vessel types, including gas carriers, break-bulk, reefer and container ships, as well as specialist mooring handlers. A qualified master mariner, he is also the only partner to have held command of a merchant ship. In addition, Marcus is a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House and a member of Lloyd’s Register’s Classification Committee.