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  • James Rose

    James Rose
    Managing Associate , London (Aldgate Tower)

    Shipping, Trade

    T. +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

James is a shipping and international trade lawyer specialising in contractual disputes and sanctions.

James focuses on international trade and dry shipping matters, advising the firm’s clients on a range of matters. He acts for clients in High Court disputes, ad-hoc arbitration and arbitration under the LMAA rules.

James has dealt with various disputes arising out of charterparties, particularly relating to unsafe port claims. On the trade side, James has been involved in disputes arising out of sale contracts together with a general review of contractual provisions. 

James has also been heavily involved in advising a broad range of clients on the impact of international sanctions imposed against various countries, by the UN, EU and UK. This has included advising clients on how the sanctions impact on pre-existing contracts, including charterparties, sale contracts and insurance policies, together with advising clients on how to protect themselves from sanctions when concluding new agreements. James has also advised clients in respect of their internal compliance procedures and in particular the type of due diligence that is required of them under the various sanctions regimes.


Owners, Charters, Traders, Insurers

Work highlights:

  • Various LMAA arbitrations for Owners in respect of unsafe port claims. 
  • Various advices provided to Owners/Charterers in respect of the possibility of refusing voyage orders as a result of international sanctions. 
  • Acting for the Buyer in a ship sale and purchase dispute (LMAA arbitration proceedings).
  • Review of general sale terms and conditions for a global bunker supplier.

Shipping, Trade


Education (University):
King’s College London