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  • Charles O'Connor

    Charles O'Connor
    Senior Associate, London (Aldgate Tower)

    Shipping, Commercial Disputes, Insurance

    T. +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

Dispute resolution Senior Associate whose practice encompasses shipping, insurance and general commercial disputes. Charles frequently acts for clients in English High Court proceedings and in London arbitrations, particularly those under LMAA terms.


Charles acts for Shipowners, Charterers, P&I Clubs and H&M underwriters. He advises on ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ disputes including collisions, groundings, fires, charterparty disputes and cargo claims.

He has acted in a number of high profile casualty cases including the Rena grounding and the Ocean Victory (which went to the Supreme Court on the legal meaning of a safe port, the right to sue third parties in cases of co-insurance, and limitation of liability).

He has a particular interest in containership cases, especially those involving multiple vessel sharing partners, and has been instructed on many of the major containership casualties of recent years, including the Maersk Honam, Rena, MOL Comfort and Amsterdam Bridge.

Charles recently spent six months on secondment to a leading marine insurer.


Charles acts in professional indemnity cases for lawyers and other professionals and their insurers in High Court proceedings.

Commercial Disputes 

Charles also acts in general commercial disputes.

Shipping, Commercial Disputes, Insurance