Christian is a shipping and offshore specialist and acts for a number of the world’s largest shipowners/operators, offshore contractors and hull, P&I, FD&D and energy insurers. He has extensive experience of both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ shipping. His practice covers the full range of admiralty work, including collisions, salvage, total losses, general average, wreck removal, pollution, liabilities, groundings and shipboard fires, as well as with complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. His ‘dry’ practice encompasses the full scope of shipping related matters from Charterparty, bills of lading and cargo disputes to pool agreements, shipbuilding and ship conversions. In addition to working within the UK market, Christian is particularly active in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and India.
Christian acts for a number of offshore energy contractors and operators. He advises on the construction and operation of state-of-the-art drill ships, offshore drilling units and production platforms. He has successfully dealt with a number of large-scale offshore construction disputes relating to issues involving design changes, cost overruns and warranty claims.
Christian regularly assists clients with the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts for offshore drilling projects and he has also drafted bespoke turnkey supply and drilling contracts.
Christian acts for commodity trading companies focusing on soft commodities.
He advises on all aspects of the sale and transportation of soft commodities and has dealt with numerous trade disputes ranging from contamination, shortage and late delivery claims to hedging issues. His expertise extends to trade arbitrations, including GAFTA and FOSFA.
In addition, Christian has drafted different types of sale, off-take, storage and joint venture agreements and has advised trader clients on their corporate structures.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Admiralty Solicitor Group