Thomas Cooper ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 Results

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 have just published the new guide and we are pleased to advise that Mark Sachs, Johan Wong and Steffen Pedersen have all been ranked and accredited. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms so we are particularly pleased that Mark, Johan and Steffen have been featured / highlighted in the results. Please see below comments surrounding the Singapore office and Mark, Johan and Steffen’s areas of expertise:

“Thomas Cooper Singapore are well-established and respected team of disputes lawyers noted for their offering in litigation, arbitration and mediation. They handle a mixture of wet and dry disputes, ranging from maritime salvage and ship collisions to charter party and shipbuilding disputes. Often instructed by marine insurers and P&I clubs.”

“Active both on litigation and arbitration matters, Mark Sachs has a strong wet practice that focuses on wreck removals, pollution and salvage. He also handles dry disputes such as charter party and insolvency-related cases and has extensive experience in the Chinese shipping market.”

Johan Wong is acknowledged by market commentators for his strong focus on wet disputes involving incidents such as ship groundings, fires and salvage, with interviewees saying: “He’s a very capable lawyer with a great practice.” He also advises on dry shipping matters such as bills of lading, cargo and charter party disputes.”

Steffen Pedersen has a growing reputation in the market, with clients describing him as “very amenable and easy-going” and “very thorough. “His broad practice covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in relation to charter party and cargo disputes, as well as ship collisions.”

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About the contributors

  • Steffen Pedersen Partner

    Steffen’s experience covers the full range of shipping & offshore matters, from collisions, to charters, cargo claims, construction contracts and financing projects. He has handled both contentious and non-contentious aspects.

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  • Mark Sachs Partner

    Mark has a broad practice in shipping, commodity and commercial litigation. He has conducted (either as counsel or lead partner) arbitrations in London, Singapore, China, Hong and Stockholm. He also has considerable wet shipping experience.

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  • Johan Wong Partner

    Johan is a partner in our Singapore office and the primary contact for the Singapore emergency response team. He has extensive experience investigating collisions, groundings, fires, total loss claims and dealing with issues arising...

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