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Jamila Khan

Department Maritime, Commodities & trade, Commercial Disputes, Yachts and superyachts Qualified 2004 Education (University) Manchester University

Jamila Khan

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Jamila has over 15 years of experience practicing shipping law in London and Athens. Her clients include leading ship owners, charterers insurers and oil and gas traders. Jamila’s primary focus is on dry and wet shipping work, advising on all types of disputes arising from ship casualties and commercial transactions and contracts, including ship sale and purchase and newbuilding agreements, charterparties, MOAs and bills of lading. She also acts in international trade disputes arising from contracts for the sale and purchase of commodities and the movement of goods.

Jamila represents clients in LMAA and international arbitrations, and the Commercial and Admiralty Courts in London. She represents clients from Greece, Turkey, Monaco and Italy.

Her substantial experience in the area of admiralty includes representing clients in marine casualties, defending cargo claims and advising and assisting on salvage claims and general average. Jamila also has significant experience in advising on distressed situations arising from the corporate rehabilitation and restructuring of shipping companies, and the associated risks to counterparties.

Jamila’s non-contentious experience includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, ship sale and purchase and newbuilding agreements, ship management contracts and charterparties. She also regularly advises clients with regard to sanctions issues which may arise prior to entering into new business.

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“I AIM TO SUPPORT CLIENTS IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR BUSINESS AND FIND PROMPT COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS”.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Piraeus Bar association

What you may not know about Jamila

Jamila is a keen scuba diver and avid traveller

Matter highlights

  • Advising shipowners and insurers following the allision of a vessel with a building in the Bosphorus Straits including limitation of liability, GA and issues under the time charterparty. 
  • Advising shipowners and managers on issues arising out of a major collision and pollution incident off Corsica including pollution claims and limitation of liability.
  • Advising shipowners on the impact of the US sanctions with regard to shipments of oil leaving Venezuela.
  • Advising shipowners following a main engine failure and salvage under LOF, including negotiation of contracts for transhipment of cargo and advice in respect of GA and salvage indemnity.
  • Advising shipowners regarding a serious fire and subsequent total loss of the vessel including issues of GA and transhipment of cargo.
  • Advising owners and managers of a tanker after a collision with a passenger vessel in the Dardanelles including recovery of collision damage and defence of cargo claims.
  • Advising shipowners regarding orders to issue a shipment of self-heating coal, including advice under the time charterparty and bills of lading and issues of arrest and detention in India.
  • Advising shipowners after a main engine failure caused by contaminated bunkers including recovery actions against time charterers. 
  • Advising shipowners following the insolvency of their charterers of six vessels including advice on liens, security and recovery.
  • Advising shipowners, charterers and managers with regard to claims arising out of the collapse of the OW Bunker Group.

My recent publications

Insights / When is a shipper not a shipper?

24-06-2020 / Maritime

A party named as the shipper in a bill of lading has successfully argued that it was not the shipper under the contract of carriage and that its inclusion in the bill of lading was a mistake.

When is a shipper not a shipper?

News / Court dismisses defences to non-performance under contract of affreightment

07-05-2020 / Maritime

Classic Maritime Inc v. Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd and another company [2020] EWHC 619 (Comm) This was the latest dispute under a Contract of Affreightment (“COA”) between Classic Maritime Inc (“Owners”) and Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd (“Charterers”), with the Owners claiming damages for unperformed shipments under the COA. In reaching its decision, the Court relied closely on an earlier Court of Appeal judgment relating to the Owners’ claim for damages involving seven unperformed shipments.

Court dismisses defences to non-performance under contract of affreightment

News / No implied indemnity regarding statement of cargo’s apparent condition on loading

12-02-2020 / Maritime

Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd v. Noble Chartering Inc (MV Tai Prize) [2020] EWHC 127 (Comm)

No implied indemnity regarding statement of cargo’s apparent condition on loading

News / Parent company guarantee: trouble on demand?

24-09-2019 / Maritime

Rubicon Vantage International Pte Ltd v. Krisenergy Ltd [2019] EWHC 2012 (Comm) The Commercial Court recently considered the scope of a parent company guarantee given with regard to a bareboat charterparty, which the parties agreed was, at least in part, an on-demand guarantee imposing an autonomous obligation on the guarantor to pay.

Parent company guarantee: trouble on demand?

News / Court upholds worldwide freezing order in sham charterparty dispute

04-04-2019 / Maritime

Manchester Shipping Ltd v (1) Balfour Worldwide Ltd (2) Mr N V Sochin 2019 EWHC 194 (Comm)

Court upholds worldwide freezing order in sham charterparty dispute

News / Court construes termination clause in standard crew management agreement

24-01-2019 / Maritime

Uniteam Marine Shipping GMBH v. MS “United Tenorio” Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH (United Tenorio) [2018] EWHC 1593 (Comm) The Court has recently overturned an arbitration award that dealt with the construction of a termination clause in a crew management agreement. The Court found that the objective meaning of the clause based on the language used was sufficiently clear and the wider commercial considerations did not require a different result.

Court construes termination clause in standard crew management agreement