Meet the trainers

Andrew Lee

Andrew is Partner of Hill Dickinson LLP, Marine, Trade & Energy– Singapore. Andrew has been with shipping specialists, Hill Dickinson, since 2001 and worked for the firm in London and the UAE before moving to Singapore on the opening of the office in 2009. Andrew's practice is heavily oriented towards dispute resolution in the maritime industry. On the ‘dry’ side, Andrew advises shipowners, managers, charterers, P&I clubs and traders on all manner of commercial contracts and disputes arising from them. Disputes have included a wide range of ship-management issues, prosecuting and defe... Read more

Andrew Rigden-Green

Andrew Rigden-Green is a partner at the Hong Kong office of Stephenson Harwood.  He is experienced in advising a wide range of clients in relation to bareboat, time and voyage charter parties, COA’s, bills of lading and MOAs, as well as shipbuilding contracts and contracts for offshore projects. In addition to drafting documentation and advising in relation to transactions, Andrew has handled litigation before the English High Court and arbitrations under the LMAA terms, LOF salvage, GAFTA and ICC.  He lectures regularly in the UK and in international conferences on charter parties and other aspects of shipping law. He has ... Read more

Anna Wollin

Anna Wollin, Manager, Contracts and Clauses at BIMCO, is involved in the development of BIMCO’s wide range of standard contracts and clauses. She is a lawyer by training and holds a Master of Commercial Laws from University of Lund, Sweden and a Master of Maritime Laws from Southampton University, England. Anna joined BIMCO in 2007. Her previous employment includes working as a junior judge at a district court in Sweden and as an associate lawyer at a Swedish law firm.

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Aron Soerensen

Aron Soerensen is Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation at BIMCO. He represents BIMCO on marine, operational and related matters at international organisations such as International Maritime Organization, ISO, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). His tasks include negotiating, monitoring and disseminating relevant conventions and developing international standards, regional/national requirements, and assessing their impact on BIMCO members. He was BIMCO’s project leader on the 2015 BIMCO/ICS Manpower Study, and has worked on cyber security development a... Read more

Baris Soyer

Professor Soyer is the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University. He is a member of the British Maritime Law Association and British Insurance Law Association. He is the author of Warranties in Marine Insurance published by Cavendish Publishing (2001), and of an extensive list of journal articles published in elite journals such as Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law, Torts Law Journal and Journal of Contract Law. He currently teaches Admiralty Law, Charter parties and Carriage of Goods by Sea and Marine Insurance on the LLM Programme, and is the Head of Po... Read more

Chris Kidd

Chris is Head of Shipbuilding and Offshore Construction, Partner, London Ince & Co. Chris is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England and Hong Kong. Between 1995 and 2001 he practised in Ince & Co’s Hong Kong office, during which time he was the Secretary of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association. Chris has strong industry links in Hong Kong, China, and Korea. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LMAA Supporting Members Liaison Committee. Read more

Christian Hoppe

Christian is General Counsel at BIMCO. He is a lawyer and graduated from University of Copenhagen with a Master’s degree in 2001 and an LL.M. with Distinction from the University of Southampton in 2004. He worked in the Secretariat for maritime policy at the Danish Maritime Authority from 2001, until joining the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Transport and Energy in 2005, dealing with external relations in maritime transport as a seconded national expert. Christian joined BIMCO in 2009 and represents the association at a number of international meetings, including the International Maritime Organization&rsq... Read more

Claus Kjeldsen

Claus Kjeldsen is CEO of Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, and is an internationally known keynote speaker giving presentations on various topics related to futures studies in a strategic perspective. He has also worked with several international and global companies on larger strategic projects involving futures studies - including transportation, retail brands, manufacturing companies and government institutions. Prior to his engagement with CIFS he worked as a management consultant and as CEO of start-up’s and turn around’s.

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Egil Husby

Egil Husby is Chief Risk Officer of Western Bulk, and is responsible for risk management, and has been employed in the company since late 2004. He comes from Norsk Hydro where he worked with
risk management and structuring for Hydro’s energy trading activities. Egil has an MBA from the University of Adelaide and an MSc in mathematical statistics from the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology.

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Emilie Bokor-Ingram

Emilie Bokor-Ingram is a Senior Associate in Holman Fenwick Willan’s London office and specialises in marine and offshore. She has experience of drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts for the shipping and offshore sectors, including BIMCO SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON and BARGEHIRE and other standard contracts, as well as bespoke OSV and wind farm vessel charter parties. She also has broad experience of resolving disputes arising out of charter parties, contracts of carriage, marine insurance and shipbuilding contracts, and dealing with the legal and practical issues arising out of maritime casualties. Emilie has spent time on secondme... Read more

Emmet Coldrick

Emmet Coldrick is an experienced junior barrister at Quadrant. He advises and represents businesses in relation to English law matters, especially disputes arising from commercial contracts. He has particular expertise in the shipping, international trade and energy sectors, including in relation to finance, construction, sale and charter/hire contracts. Since joining Quadrant in 2005, Emmet has represented clients in the Commercial Court, the Queen’s Bench and Chancery divisions of the High Court, the Admiralty Court, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords, as well as in arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules, includ... Read more

Fabien Lerede

Fabien Lerede is Offshore Syndicate Claims Director at The Standard Club, responsible for handling offshore members’ P&I claims and reviewing their contracts. He is currently participating to the drafting of a new offshore contract for the windfarm industry WINDTIME with BIMCO. Fabien started his career as an Avocat at the Paris Bar (1998) before joining Charles Taylor, the Managers of the Standard Club. He has a masters degree in Maritime law from the University College London and is also qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales. Read more

Francisco Gross

Francisco Gross is Legal Consultant with Holman Fenwick Willan. Francisco specialises in international trade and maritime law, including commercial transactions, insurance and reinsurance and dispute resolution. Although non-practicing, Francisco is qualified in Brazil and has several years of industry experience. He spent the last four years working for a major steel mill and iron ore exporter and as a consequence has deep understanding of mining, international trade and shipping. Read more

Geoffrey Conlin

Geoffrey Conlin is a partner with Holman Fenwick Willan based in the Sao Paulo office. He acts mainly for international insurers, reinsurers and brokers based in London and overseas. Geoffrey specializes in resolving complex, cross border claims arising from energy (onshore and offshore), property, casualty and marine risks. He has extensive experience in Ports & Terminals insurance and reinsurance. Geoffrey has acted on cases in most jurisdictions in Latin Ame... Read more

Grant Hunter

Grant Hunter is Head of Contracts & Clauses at BIMCO, responsible for the development, revision and promotion of BIMCO’s wide range of standard contracts and clauses. He has worked for BIMCO since 1997. Previous careers include five years at sea with the Ben Line and eight years working ashore in the commercial and operations department of P&O Bulk Shipping in London. Grant has a Master’s in Maritime Policy and Law from the London School of Economics Read more

Haris Zografakis

Haris Zografakis is a partner at Stephenson Harwood LLC, London, dealing with all aspects of shipping and international trade law, acting both for traders and shipowners, as well as their respective insurers. He has lectured in four continents, including events organised by BIMCO, universities, as well as the International Maritime Organization and others, and has also been on the editorial board of the Shipping and Transport Law Journal. He is singled out by both main legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500, as a leading individual in his areas of expertise. Read more

Henning Nielsen

Henning Nielsen is Senior Manager, Support & Advice at BIMCO, is responsible for advising and guiding members on contractual issues, such as handling laytime disputes, recommendations on charter party forms and clauses, commenting on terms and clauses offered to members, handling disputes on interpretation and construction of charter parties and clauses. Henning has been with BIMCO since 1984. His 40 plus years of experience has built up his expertise in laytime and demurrage issues, which is widely recognised by BIMCO members. Read more

Henriette Brent-Petersen

Henriette is Managing Director of DVB Bank, and heads the Shipping and Offshore Research Department of the bank. Externally she represents DVB by giving shipping and offshore market outlook presentations to customers, rating agencies and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Before joining DVB Bank, Henriette headed the Maersk Broker Research Department for almost a decade. Henriette has a strong financial background from Citibank where she started as a Management Associate and worked as a relationship manager before joining Maersk Broker in 2003. Henriette started her career as a country and bank analyst covering Eastern Europe and ... Read more

Ian Perrott

Ian Perrott began his shipping career in 1976 as a boarding clerk in Falmouth. In 1982 he joined Stewart Offshore in Greenwich as an offshore broker. In 1987 he joined Maersk Co. Ltd in Aberdeen as the Assistant Chartering Manager for their PSV’s, AHTS vessels and a DSV. In 1990 he moved to Sealion Shipping Ltd to become the Chartering Manager for their fleet of various offshore and subsea vessels. In 2004 he was appointed to the Sealion main board as Commercial Director and in 2009 relocated to Hamburg after accepting an invitation to become the Managing Director for ER Offshore. Read more

James Hickland

James Hickland is a partner with Ince & Co London. He advises clients and resolves disputes in the shipping, energy and aviation sectors. His shipping practice focuses on contractual matters arising from bills of lading, charter parties, contracts of affreightment, sale and purchase contracts, shipbuilding and repair contracts, as well as claims in tort originating from operation of ships. He has built a reputation for user friendly and cost effective commercial advice on drafting and the negotiation of contracts, and for thoughtful management of disputes, whether large or small in value. Read more

Jens Lorens Poulsen

Jens Lorens Poulsen is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Marcara Group, and is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of DA-Desk. He co-founded the company in 2001. His focus is market and service strategy. Prior to DADesk, Jens was a Senior Partner at Cultivator A/S, then one of Scandinavia’s leading Management Consultancies, where he provided management counsel to Engineering, Software and Pharmaceutical companies. Earlier, he was involved in the initial launch of Cisco Systems, Inc. in all Scandinavian countries. Prior to that he was Financial Director at UNI... Read more

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl is educated as a naval architect and is Manager, Maritime Technology & Regulation at BIMCO with responsibility for co-ordinating BIMCO’s initiative on a large variety of technical related matters. His core competencies cover maritime flag state administration (flag state implementation, goal- and functional-based regulation, risk-based approval process), risk assessment (formal safety assessment methodology), Ship stability (intact and damage) as well as in-depth technical knowledge on greenhouse gases and air emissions. Jeppe previously worked for FORCE Technology (Danish Maritime Institute) for eight years and... Read more

Jessica Maitra

Jessica Maitra is a lawyer at international law firm Clyde & Co and previously with Eversheds LLP. She deals with both contentious and non-contentious shipping work and acts for owners and charterers, ship managers, ship financiers and marine insurers. Jessica regularly advises owners and charterers on carriage of goods by sea and charter party claims. She deals with all types of ships and cargoes, but has particular experience of tanker and liquid cargo claims. Her contentious practice areas include carriage of goods by sea, bills of lading, charter parties, conflicts of laws, jurisdiction, enforcement, international contracts and sale o... Read more

Jonathan Elvey

Jon has been with Ince & Co since he joined as a trainee in 1981. He qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and became a partner in 1989. His main focus is on shipping disputes under charter parties, shipbuilding contracts, sale and purchase agreements, bills of lading and cargo claims. He also handles maritime casualties and is a member of the international emergency response team at Ince & Co where he managed their Piraeus office for 17 years before returning to London. Jon has acted as advocate in arbitration and mediation in London and internationally. He is an accredited CEDR mediator, and co-founder of European Mediterranean Mediatio... Read more

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young has 40 years of experience in the commodity trading and shipping sector. He joined Cargill Ocean Transportation, one of the largest dry bulk charterers and operators in the world in 2001. He was manager of the company’s claims department from 2007, handling global charter party disputes and their resolution. Jonathan has served BIMCO’s contracts and clauses work on various subjects since 2008 and has been member of the subcommittee of NYPE 2015. He has been involved in GAFTA and LMAA arbitrations for many years. He has a broad and detailed knowledge of both time and voyage charter parties, bills of lading and their ... Read more

Kim Ahler

Kim Ahler is Managing Director, Marcura Nordics at MARCURA. For over 25 years, Kim Ahler has been a solid contributor to the development of ITenabled solutions for the maritime industry in Denmark and abroad. Starting his career in Maersk, he has worked with J.Lauritzen, Royal Arctic Line, Armada Shipping, Maersk Data and IBM Transport and Logistics. In 2007, he founded the boutique IT consultancy firm shipIT ApS and has served as its CEO, focused on optimizing IT and processes for maritime companies, many of which are also customers of The Marcura Group. Kim is heading Mercura’s Nordic re... Read more

Lars Jensen

Lars is CEO and Partner of SeaIntel Consulting, which is focused on providing expert assistance in process improvement as well as strategic decision making and analysis in the container shipping sector. SeaIntel Consulting was founded in 2013. Lars is also the co-founder of SeaIntel Maritime Analysis which was founded in 2011 and focuses on providing impartial as well as actionable market intelligence for the container shipping industry. The information is often used by all market participants from carriers and shippers to ports and financial institutions. Lars is also the CEO and founder of CyberKeel, focusing on cybersecurity in the mari... Read more

Lars Kyvsgaard

Lars is a former international banker. He earned his Master of Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1989. He specialises in financial advisory towards the maritime industry, and he has been leading teams specialised in ship financing within Nordea. He led Nordea’s banking operation in Singapore from 2010 and until 2015, was chairman of the Danish Business Association in Singapore, and he was member of the advisory board at the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics. He specialises in shipping, credit risk management, capital raising instruments (ship financing, bonds, leasing, equity), debt restructuring, financial reg... Read more

Lindsay East

Lindsay East has been involved in the practice of maritime law in London for over 40 years. He served as head of Reed Smith’s Shipping Group for six years before he became a consultant to the firm. Lindsay has dealt with all kinds of dry cargo shipping law during the course of his career, ranging from charter party, bill of lading to sale and purchase disputes to shipbuilding contracts. He has also specialised in the drafting and interpretation of Club Rules. Lindsay has been nominated as “one of the UK’s top 20 shipping lawyers” by Legal 500 in 2009 and cited as an “outstanding shipping lawyer” by Legal 50... Read more

Maite Bolivar Klarup

Maite Bolivar Klarup is BIMCO’s General Manager in Singapore. Maite joined BIMCO in 2016 and her main role is to provide information and advice to members on a variety of key issues- from piracy to bunker quality and navigational safety. Maite is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with all relevant maritime governmental and inter-governmental authorities in the region and to create awareness of all of BIMCO’s activities and benefits for potential members. She has more than 17 years of international maritime experience from Southeast Asia, Europe, North and Latin America. She holds ... Read more

Marco Crusafio

Marco is predominantly a litigator at Ince & Co with a focus on shipping and international trade and commodities disputes. Marco acts for a wide variety of clients on a full range of disputes including the sale and purchase of ships, the carriage of goods by sea, charterparties and bills of lading, ship management, trade of petroleum products and related transactions, piracy and collisions. Marco practices in both the English national courts and in international arbitral proceedings. Three of Marco's recent successes in the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal are of significance in the international trade and shipping arena. Marco... Read more

Marcus Dodds

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 ... Read more

Matt Hannaford

Matt is a partner of Hannaford Turner, having previously worked at Curtis Davis Garrard (2014-2016), Clyde & Co (2005-2014) and Clifford Chance (1993-2005). Matt’s practice focuses on commercial shipping law with particular expertise in ship finance and ship sale and purchase, including newbuilding projects. He is the co-author of Goldrein’s “Ship Sale and Purchase”, the leading legal textbook on the sale and purchase of secondhand tonnage. He was a member of the BIMCO documentary sub-committee for the preparation of Norwegian Saleform 2012. His clients include shipowners and operators, major international banks... Read more

Mayen Ekong

Mayen Ekong is a lawyer with the BW Group in Singapore. Mayen advises the Group on maritime, commercial and corporate matters, with a particular focus on LNG and FSRU projects. Mayen has over 10 years experience in both corporate/commercial and maritime law and has worked on a number of significant deals including two long term FSRU charters to EGAS (Egypt) and PGPL (Pakistan) respectively, BW/Pavillion Energy joint venture, advising on various long term LNG charters, shipbuilding contract negotiations and the MWCS (Marine Well Containment System) project, established as an emergency response ... Read more

Merete Lund Greisen

Merete Lund Greisen is Head of Support & Advice and has been with BIMCO since April 2013 and is responsible for advising and guiding BIMCO members on contractual issues and disputes. This involves recommending the right charter party forms, commenting on terms and clauses agreed (and to be agreed), interpretation and construction of charter parties and clauses. In addition to many years of relevant experience from the chartering departments of shipowners/operators, her background also gives her a cargo owner’s point of view in all chartering aspects. Read more

Michael Elwert

Capt Michael P. Elwert is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Elektrans Group. Michael has worked within global shipping his entire working life and has over two decades of international management experience within the international maritime industry. He has gained his global shipping acumen and exposure working from Denmark, Norway, South Africa, USA as several countries in Asia. In 2009, he joined the Executive Management Team in the Thome Group of Companies based in their HQ Singapore, where he was appointed Group Director responsible for “Strategy... Read more

Nicholas Kazaz

Nicholas is Associate at Holman Fenwick Willan, and specialises in marine and offshore, focusing on international commercial dispute resolution arising from charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, towage, collisions, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, and limitation. Among others, he acts for and advises shipowners, charterers, shipyards, ship managers and P&I Clubs. Nicholas has particular experience of drafting and negotiating a range of contracts in the shipping and offshore sectors, including BIMCO SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON and BARGEHIRE and other standard contracts, as well as bespoke OSV vessel charter... Read more

Nicholas Mahony

Captain Nicholas Mahony was BIMCO's Head of Membership until recently. He started his seagoing career in 1971 with Texaco Overseas Tankships Ltd (London) before moving on in 1979 to A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (Copenhagen). Starting in the Tanker Fleet, he transferred after two years to Gas carriers where he subsequently worked his way up to master and remained until going ashore. In 1996 he was seconded to the Maersk Tankers LNG Project Team, leading on to a position in 1999 as Senior Marine Superintendent in A.P. Møller’s Technical Organisation responsible for gas, tanker, bulk and car carriers. After functioning for 3 years as the... Read more

Nigel Cooper QC

Nigel Cooper QC has been a barrister since 1987 and appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2010. He has an established commercial practice predominantly in the fields of shipping, international trade, energy, insurance and international arbitration. Nigel’s practice in the fields of shipping and international trade includes all aspects of the sale and carriage of goods and other commodities; financing, fraud, charter party disputes, brokerage, ship management, shipbuilding, superyachts and off-shore construction, sale and purchase, safe ports, limitation and collision actions. His energy sector work covers both upstream and downstream as... Read more

Norman Lopez

Captain Norman Lopez is closely involved with the maritime industry and has been for almost 50 years: as a sea-going officer including master, maritime academic, author, maritime arbitrator, P&I correspondent and solicitor. He presently practises as a ship and cargo surveyor, nautical consultant, FOSFA superintendent and maritime trainer. Read more

Paul Dean

Paul Dean is a partner with Holman Fenwick Willan. He specialises in shipping, focusing mainly on dispute resolution arising from charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, offshore, seismic and limitation. Paul is also head of the personal injury practice. He is a member of the India Maritime Association in the UK and a member of the Marine Personnel Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce. He is regularly quoted in the press, speaks at and chairs conferences and is on the BIMCO panel for our “Using Supplytime” Cou... Read more

Paul Herring

Paul Herring is Chairman of Ince & Co and specialises in the resolution of disputes, both in court and arbitration and has particular expertise in ship sale and purchase disputes. His expertise covers most aspects of shipping, with particular emphasis on charter party disputes, carriage of goods by sea, sale and purchase (both contentious and non-contentious) and newbuilding contracts. He also frequently acts in errors and omissions claims for chartering and sale and purchase brokers, ship managers and shipping agents. He is regularly involved in the drafting of newbuilding contracts and the resolution of disputes arising from them. He is... Read more

Per Lange

Per has been with the Company since 1995, when Eitzen acquired EAC Shipping A/S. He has been a part of the management of the Bulk division since 1997 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2006. He started his shipping career in 1981 in A.P.Møller-Maersk where he was a part of the Maersk Bulk team from 1985 to 1995. In addition to being CEO at Ultrabulk, he is also Chairman of Ultrabulk Logistics Services (India) Ltd., Cedrela Transport Ltd., Bahamas. Per was appointed Chairman of the Commercial Committee of the Danish Shipoweners’ Association in 2015. He is a Danish citizen ... Read more

Pernille Kaervad Jacobsen

Pernille Kærvad Jacobsen, Manager, Contracts & Clauses at BIMCO, has been involved in the development, revision and promotion of BIMCO’s standard contracts and clauses since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law and Legal Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Master’s degree in Maritime and Aviation Law from the University of Southampton, where she was the first law student to be awarded the Beaumont & Son Prize. Previous jobs have included the Danish Employment Appeals Tribunal, Danish Maritime Authority and Maersk Line/Maersk Global Service Centre in Manila, ... Read more

Peter Abildgaard

Peter Abildgaard is Commercial Director at Marcura Nordics. Prior to taking up the position as Commercial Director at Mercura, he was Head of Operations at Navig8 Group, Managing Director V.Ships Denmark and Vice President, Global Operations Tank at TORM in Copenhagen.  Read more

Peter Grube

Peter Grube is Head of Training: Courses and joined BIMCO in 1990. His first position was in the Support & Advice team, where he assisted BIMCO members with a wide range of commercial issues. In 2000 he was appointed Marketing & Sales Director of BIMCO, responsible for promoting and driving forward BIMCO’s global position as a leading maritime organisation. In 2005 he transferred to BIMCO Training, developing, coordinating and delivering BIMCO courses and seminars world-wide. Prior to joining BIMCO he worked in ship ownership in Copenhagen as well as sale & purchase in Greece. He is a graduate from the Danish School for Inte... Read more

Peter Pamel

Peter Pamel is a partner in Borden Ladner Gervais Montréal and practises exclusively in the area of maritime law. He is regularly appointed by P&I and FD&D Clubs, as well as H&M underwriters. He acts as counsel to shipowners, operators, charterers and shipping lines around the world. He regularly advises in casualty investigations, charter party disputes, defence claims, arrest of vessels, regulatory and environmental compliance, vessel sale and finance, and general commercial activity involving marine property. He is a leader in Arctic shipping, and is Marine Transportation Segment Leader for BLG’s Team North® as... Read more

Peter Sand

Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO. He has worked for Statistics Denmark, compiling public accounts and doing international statistical work in relation to the European Union and United Nations. He then joined D/S NORDEN and during the rise and fall of the dry bulk markets, Peter gained experience in the fields of executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming financial data and shipping statistics into analyses, presentations and reports. Later on he worked with CSR with a focus on sustainable shipping. Peter left D/S NORDEN as Senior Analyst and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Board and jo... Read more

Peter Storm

Peter Storm, Manager, Support and Advice at BIMCO, is responsible for advising and guiding BIMCO members on contractual issues and disputes. This includes recommendation of relevant charter party forms, advice on terms and clauses, as well as guidance regarding interpretation and construction of charter parties. Peter’s shipping career began as a trainee in 1994 with a Danish shipowner where he gained experience in both operational and commercial roles. He worked for many years with a major brokering firm holding a variety of positions as a shipbroker before joining BIMCO in 2013.Peter has also been ... Read more

Phil Tinsley

Phil Tinsley joined BIMCO in 2015 and holds the position of Head of Maritime Security. His primary role is to assist members with all aspects of maritime security; including piracy, drug smuggling, stowaways, mixed mass migration and cyber security. Prior to a career in maritime security, Phil was an officer in the Royal Marines Commandos, attaining the rank of Major after 31 years military service. His military career included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialisation in cold weather warfare. Since leaving in 2010, Phil has managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean high risk area in support of seismic operati... Read more

Philip Yang

Philip Yang has been a full time arbitrator for well over 20 years, mainly in international trade, shipping and commercial disputes. He has published/issued over 500 arbitration awards as a sole or co-arbitrator. Philip is Deputy Chairperson of the Documentary Committee BIMCO, Honorary Chairman and Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and the Past President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG). He has published many books and a lot of articles on international trade, shipping and arbitration related topics/matters.

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Punit Oza

Punit Oza is the Vice President & Head of Supramax Pacific of Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd. Punit Oza has over 23 years of experience in dry bulk shipping. He started his career at Precious Shipping PCL in Thailand in 1993. He then held a number of positions in the Middle and Far East and is currently the Vice President and Head of Supramax Pacific at Torvald Klaveness’ Singapore Regional Office. Punit is responsible for the entire Supramax Portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with a specialisation in the Indian and Thai markets. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) and Chairman o... Read more

Richard Strub

Richard is a Partner in the shipping department of Holman Fenwick Willan’s Dubai office. He trained at HFW and qualified as an Associate in 2004. He was elected to the partnership in 2015. In 2016 Richard relocated to HFW's Dubai office. Described as "likeable and easy to deal with" (Legal 500, 2015), Richard specialises in all areas of commercial, shipping and commodities litigation, with particular emphasis on charter party, bill of lading and sale and purchase disputes. Richard regularly represents shipowners and operators, charterers, P&I clubs and underwriters as well as cargo owners and traders in both court and arbitration pr... Read more

Richard Williams

Richard Williams was a partner with Ince & Co for 25 years and was chairman of the firm’s dry shipping business group specialising in carriage of goods, charter parties and P&I issues. He was regularly consulted both by private clients and also by United Nations agencies and other international bodies in relation to industry-wide issues. He is the author of numerous articles on shipping law and is co–author of the standard textbook “Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims” published by Lloyds of London Press (4th edition 2005). He is now a consultant to Ince & Co and a visiting professor, teaching ma... Read more

Robert Gay

Robert Gay joined Hill Dickinson (then Hill Taylor Dickinson) in 1994, and became a solicitor in 1996. His work is mostly dry shipping and marine insurance. He has considerable experience of charter party disputes and cases involving proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. He has also been involved with disputed claims for general average contributions, charter parties for offshore vessels under SUPPLYTIME, contracts for carriage by heavy lift vessels, and questions over coverage arising in relation to insurance wordings in the energy market.

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Ruth Monahan

Ruth is a solicitor at Ince & Co specialising in commercial dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with a focus on shipping and international trade and commodities. Ruth works for shipowners, charterers, operators, traders and their respective insurers and her experience encompasses all aspects of shipping including charterparties, bills of lading, supply and carriage of goods by sea and cargo claims. She handles High Court litigation and appeals, London arbitrations and mediations on both shipping and trade matters and has particular experience in dealing with day-to-day issues tha... Read more

Şadan Kaptanoğlu

Şadan Kaptanoğlu, after graduating from the Philosophy Department of Istanbul University Faculty of Literature, studied shipping in London City College. She holds an MSc degree in Shipping, Finance and Trade from City University Cass Business School and she holds a PhD degree from De Montfort University. After working as the Managing Director of H.İ Kaptanoglu Ship Management Company until January 2014, she became the chief executive officer of Kaptanoglu Shipping. On 6 June 2017 at the BIMCO General Meeting in Rome Şadan was elected as President Designate of BIMCO thereby becoming the firs... Read more

Simon Kverndal QC

Simon Kverndal QC is a leading maritime barrister and a member of Quadrant Chambers in London, specialising in charter party, collision, salvage and shipbuilding/ship sale disputes. As well as his principal practice as an advocate, he is frequently appointed as arbitrator (including Lloyds Open Form salvage, where he is one of the three panel arbitrators, and LMAA) and is a popular choice as mediator. He is involved with the London Shipping Law Centre and the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. Read more

Simon Ward

Simon Ward is FICS, Director, S&P of Ursa Shipbrokers S.A.. Simon started his career at a ship-owning company in Liverpool. He became a ship sale & purchase broker, also in Liverpool, in 1993 before moving to London in 1997. In 2008 he moved to Greece to open and run HSBC Shipping Services Ltd in Piraeus. Despite moving back to London at the end of 2012, he returned to Greece in 2013 to open a new sale & purchase venture in Piraeus with Ursa Shipbrokers. A Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers since 1995, he was accepted as a Fellow in 2009. He is now also heavily involved with the Instituteʼs education tea... Read more

Steffen Pedersen

Steffen Pedersen is a Hong Kong, English and Tuvalu qualified lawyer and Partner in the Singapore office of Thomas Cooper.  His experience covers the full range of shipping and offshore matters, from collisions, to charters, cargo claims, construction contracts and financing projects.  He has handled both contentious and non-contentious cases with an emphasis on contentious work (arbitration, litigation and, increasingly, mediation) throughout the Far East and in London. Steffen has spent his entire career (and most of his life) in ... Read more

Stephen Mackin

Stephen Mackin is a lawyer at the international law firm Clyde & Co and he specialises in shipping and energy related issues particularly those arising from the carriage of oil and gas by sea. Stephen qualified in 1994 and was with Eversheds Sutherland for 25 years before joining Clyde & Co. He speaks regularly at conferences worldwide. He has spent five years with Shell Tankers (UK) Limited and has practical experience of the operation of VLCC’s, product tankers, LNG tankers and bulk carriers. He was Shell’s “cadet of the year”, a watch-keeping officer with Operation Raleigh and has sailed the Atlantic on a Ta... Read more

Thomas Hechmann

Thomas Hechmann is the owner of Cultr Communication. A consultancy company located in Copenhagen, with the aim of helping the Danish shipping, transport and logistics industry to increase efficiency and thereby earnings by focusing on increased cultural understanding, communication and sales and negotiation. Thomas is trained from A.P. Møller-Mærsk and has more than 15 years of experience from some of the biggest shipping companies in Denmark, where he has worked as a leader, teacher and coach. He has travelled all over the world and has worked for three years in the USA for D/... Read more

Toby Mumford

Toby Mumford graduated from the University of Southampton in 2013 with a BEng in Naval Architecture. Since finishing, he has worked with Seasure and VesselsValue focusing on both valuations and S&P. His interest in all things nautical has seen him row and yacht race for Great Britain.

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Tom Adams

Tom is Senior Associate at Stephenson Harwood, and is a shipping and energy specialist with particular expertise in dispute resolution and negotiating contracts relating to offshore construction, shipbuilding, drilling and floating production. He litigates disputes for offshore contractors, drilling contractors, and shipyards and negotiates shipbuilding contracts, offshore drilling contracts and long term charter contracts of specialist ships and FPSOs. Tom has particular expertise in advising contractors in relation to payment security mechanisms during operations in difficult jurisdictions and disputes with subcontractors and supplier... Read more

Tony Concagh

Tony Concagh is a partner at Stephenson Harwood in London and a member of its energy team. He acts for a number of oil and gas industry contractors in business areas such as drilling and exploration; offshore supply; heavylift, transportation and installation; subsea pipe and cable laying; engineering, project management and major (EPIC) construction projects. He advises on issues such as downtime provisions, bridging agreements; design and procurement, contractual risk analysis, delay and disruption claims and contractual disputes generally. He also has specialist knowledge of insurance and risk transfer within the industry. Read more

Wei Zhuang

Wei Zhuang is the China Liaison Officer at BIMCO as well as the General Manager of BIMCO, Shanghai office. Wei started his BIMCO career with the legal & contractual affairs department where he worked on a wide range of BIMCO’s standard contracts and clauses projects, including project development, revision and promotion. His current role is focusing on BIMCO, based in the Shanghai Centre, where he is committed to keeping a constructive relationship with regional regulators and industry stakeholders and, most importantly, to provide BIMCO services to members and potential members in the gr... Read more

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