Emma specialises in shipping, international trade and commercial disputes. She has experience in both wet and dry shipping matters. Emma has extensive experience in charterparty / bill of lading and other contract of affreightment disputes, instructed by shipowners and P&I clubs, charterers and freight forwarders and other logistics providers and their insurers.
Emma's charterparty experience includes advice on withdrawal / early redelivery, off-hire, laytime and demurrage, safe ports.
She has also handled disputes arising in China including providing urgent advice to owners and charterers regarding exercise of liens, discharge of cargo and alternative discharge port options. Recently she has advised various parties following the collapse of OWB and Copenship Bulkers.
Emma handles disputes resolved by arbitration in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and Court proceedings both in Hong Kong and London.
Emma also specialises in commercial litigation with experience in shareholder's disputes and director's breach of fiduciary duties. She also has extensive experience assisting clients securing the proceeds of fraud, obtaining injunctions and disclosure orders and tracing assets. This includes serving statutory demands and winding-up proceedings where appropriate.
She is able to advise on disputes involving debt recovery, sale of goods and joint venture with experience both in Hong Kong disputes and multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Emma is qualified in UK, Australia and Hong Kong with a total of 11 years in private practice. Her experience includes working as a claim executive for a major international transport and logistics company handling a variety of claims including claims for misdelivery, cargo damage and late delivery.