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Commercial lawyer specialising in contentious and non-contentious shipping matters, including international admiralty work.

Theresa predominately acts for shipowners, their P&I Clubs and charterers in London arbitration and English High Court proceedings. She regularly works on complex and high-value shipping matters, such as charterparty disputes, cargo claims, ship arrests and shipbuilding disputes. She is also experienced in advising on international admiralty matters, such as collisions and groundings.

Theresa represented a group of German and Greek owners in the context of a £3 billion restructuring of their charterer and assisted in the negotiation of a debt for equity swap and the re-negotiation of the owners’ long-term charterparties.

She spent two years in the firm’s London office before transferring to the Hamburg office in September 2015.

Recent Cases

  • Acting for owners and their P&I insurers following a collision in the Middle East; preparing a freezing injunction in the London High Court to obtain security for owners’ claims and advising on a possible arrest of the other vessel in various jurisdictions in the Middle East. 
  • Acting for owners whose vessel was arrested by receivers following a local ban on the import of the cargo loaded by charterers; negotiated release of the vessel and sale of the cargo to mitigate owners’ losses; assisted with bringing arbitration proceedings against charterers in London.
  • Acting for owners of a rig in a shipbuilding dispute with a Chinese yard regarding the rig’s compliance with the agreed contractual technical specifications.

Expertise:
Commercial Disputes, Shipping, Energy & Infrastructure

Qualified:
September 2015

Education (University):
University College Maastricht (BA) / UCL (LLM)

Languages:
English (fluent), German (native)