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  • Faz Peermohamed

    Faz Peermohamed
    Partner, Global Head of Shipping, London


    T. +44 20 7481 0010
    D. +44 7710 536 451

Faz is the firm’s Global Head of Shipping and an ex Ship’s Master. He regularly advises CEOs and management teams on complex legal matters, particularly in relation to wet and dry shipping.

Faz is well known for shipping litigation, from collisions, salvage, total losses, groundings and shipboard fires, to general shipping disputes. He is particularly known in the market for his expert advice in the highly charged atmosphere following a maritime casualty. As an ex-tanker man, Faz is also frequently instructed in tanker cargo disputes and contamination claims.

He handled the complex and high-profile Prestige and Costa Concordia incidents. He was also involved in other significant cases such as the serious collision between Corvus J and Baltic Ace, the collision between Maritime Maisie and Gravity Highway and the Stolt Valor explosion.

Faz is regularly instructed on insurance aspects on behalf of Hull underwriters and P&I Clubs on marine insurance matters ranging from H&M, P&I, FD&D, marine and offshore disputes. His experience also encompasses leading an insurance company as CEO, which provided him with an excellent understanding of the industry.

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Faz was named as Lloyd’s List Global Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2013. He was also ranked amongst the Lloyd’s List Top 10 Law Personalities 2013, which lists the most influential people in shipping. He is a sought after speaker.

Independent legal directories have said:

"There is simply no one else in the London market that can match him. He's frighteningly intelligent, has the rare ability to marshal a lot of data very quickly, and he gets the best possible results on the most complex of maritime cases."


Professional Associations & Memberships

Member of The Rotary Club of London – District 1130

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)


Legal 500, Leading Individual