Shipping and Insurance
Fionna advises on disputes under an extensive range of shipping contracts, and on marine insurance coverage issues and subrogated claims.
She has advised and acted in relation to disputes under a broad variety of shipping related contracts, including charterparties, bills of lading; multi-party vessel and slot sharing agreements, COAs, pool agreements, bunker contracts and sale and purchase and ship repair contracts. Her clients include hull and liability underwriters, ship owners, charterers, P&I Clubs whom she has represented on the recovery and defence aspects of a number of major casualties. She advises on jurisdiction and limitation issues, frequently dealing with multijurisdictional disputes; the drafting and negotiation of shipping contracts and on regulatory issues. She also regularly acts for contractors servicing the shipping industry.
During her 25 years at the firm Fionna has spent 12 months with an International Group P&I Club and five months in the legal team of a leading Lloyd’s syndicate.
Clients include commodity traders, miners and metal producers whom she has advised on a range of issues (both contentious and non-contentious) relating to the international sale and transportation of bulk commodities, with a particular focus on mineral and ore products.