Adam qualified as a barrister in England and gained a Master’s degree in Shipping Law from the University of London. He obtained experience working for a leading shipping liability insurer and firm of adjusters, before setting up a consultancy practice in 1996, principally handling shipping arbitration disputes.
In addition to his dispute resolution experience, Adam has drafted a wide range of shipping-related agreements. He has acted as general counsel for four years, to the consortium of oil companies supplying aviation fuel at London Heathrow Airport and he continues to advise a leading aviation fuel supplier on all commercial issues.
Dispute resolution experience
As lead lawyer, Adam has handled a vast number of arbitrations with their seat in London including:
- A seven-vessel sale ship construction dispute for a major offshore vessel operator.
- Several early redelivery claims for Korean shipowner clients, each with multimillion-dollar values.
- Complex contamination, speed, performance and demurrage claims.
Adam has travelled extensively to handle disputes and asset release and for client relations. Adam has participated in numerous mediations for clients.