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SYNACOMEX 2000

20 September 2016

SYNACOMEX 2000 is a grain voyage charter party. It was drafted by the Syndicat National du Commerce Extérieur des Céréales (the French Union of Grain Exporters - SYNACOMEX) and the Comité Central des Armateurs de France (French Shipowners’ association - CCAF), with the assistance of the Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris (Maritime Arbitration Chamber of Paris - CAMP) and the Chambre Syndicale des Courtiers d’Affrètement Maritime et de Vente de Navires de France (the French Shipbrokers’ Association). It has been approved by BIMCO. The latest edition of this contract is SYNACOMEX 2000.

Cristan Evans

01 March 2019

Cristan Evans is a partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP and specialises in the resolution of shipping and trade disputes. He provides practical, commercial advice with the aim of resolving the most complex disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Cristan acts for shipowners, charterers, cargo interests and their insurers in disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading and contracts of affreightment. He has acted in Court proceedings and in arbitrations conducted under the LMAA, UNCITRAL, LCIA, FOSFA and GAFTA rules. An experienced commodities lawyer, Cristan also acts in sale contract disputes for buyers and sellers involving commodities such as petroleum products, coal, vegetable oils/oil seeds and biofuels.

Richard Neylon

02 August 2019

Richard Neylon is Partner at HFW in London. Richard specialises in shipping and crisis response. He acts for a range of shipowners, charterers and insurers, in wet and dry shipping disputes. A large proportion of Richard's work involves resolving disputes arising from marine casualties and he has been involved in many of the recent high profile incidents. He has particular experience of collisions, fires/explosions, salvage, piracy, capture/seizure, groundings and unsafe port claims – often involving complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. Whilst he works in the Admiralty & Crisis Management department, the complexity of modern marine casualties necessarily involves him in a mix of wet and dry work. 

Jessica Maitra

13 February 2020

Jessica is a Partner in Clyde & Co’s Marine and International Trade department. She has an international practice with an emphasis on shipping, trade and insurance work. Jessica is an experienced BIMCO trianer. At the BIMCO courses, she is drawing on her significant experiences advising clients on both commercial and contentious matters. From a disputes perspective she works on cases in the English Courts and in LMAA and other arbitrations. She also advises on contracts and transactions in the marine and insurance sectors. Jessica regularly advises on disputes and commercial aspects of shipping contracts, including charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts and ship management agreements. Jessica has a wealth of experience in cases concerning liquid, gas and dry cargoes, but has particular experience of energy shipping and tanker contracts and claims. Her clients include shipowners, charterers, ship managers, oil majors and other energy companies, traders and their insurers/reinsurers. Jessica is listed by Legal 500 for shipping.

Lucas Leite Marques

25 July 2019

Partner of Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, with expertise in Maritime Law, Oil & Gas, international Law, litigation and arbitration. Law degree from the Pontíficia Universidade Católica (PUC – Rio); Post-graduated in Civil Procedural Law at IAVM/UCAM; Specialization in Maritime Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV); LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice at Lazarski University; Professor of Maritime Law at FGV/RJ; Vice-President of the Transport Law commission of the Association International des Jeunes Avocats – AIJA; Director of Maritime and Port Law of the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA); Member of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association; Member of the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law; Member of the Maritime and Port Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Christopher Chan

26 August 2019

Christopher specialises in all aspects of marine litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation and international trade disputes. He is renowned throughout South East Asia for his admiralty capability and his practice covers all aspects of shipping disputes to include collisions, salvage, charterparty disputes, bills of lading, cargo claims, tug and tow disputes, stevedore damage claims, personal injuries/fatal accident claims, insurance coverage issues and P&I insurance matters generally. Christopher is recommended as a key member of the Shipping team in the Asia-Pacific 2019 editions of Chambers and Legal 500. In particular, Chambers 2018 mentioned that clients appreciate his "prompt attendance to matters and situations," noting that "his efficiency in providing advice or strategies is effective in shedding light on the next step."  Christopher is qualified in England and Wales and Hong Kong.

Chris Hart

17 September 2019

Chris is Of Counsel at the Houston office of international law firm HFW.  His practice focuses on shipping, marine, and energy companies, including litigation and commercial transactions.  He is an experienced trial lawyer, resolving disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration.  He advises clients in transactions involving charter parties, maritime contracts, offshore energy and master service agreements, and infrastructure projects with maritime law concerns.  Chris also advises on regulatory compliance, including Jones Act coastwise trade and shipping regulations. Chris has over 25 years of experience with charter parties, sale of goods and transport contracts, maritime liens, ship arrests and maritime attachment remedies, shipping casualties, bunker and cargo disputes, marine pollution, and many issues in the shipping industry.  In the energy sector, Chris has experience in upstream and midstream commercial disputes and casualties, onshore and offshore.  He has been a speaker and author on topics including bunker contracts, OSV charter parties, coastwise trade laws, offshore drilling, and many maritime law issues. Before practicing law, Chris sailed as a professional mariner on chemical tanker, crude oil tanker, and general cargo ships.