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Our client, a leading boutique firm in the shipping sector, has experienced significant success and growth within the last year. Having hired new partners the firm is now looking to add to the shipping team in London.
Our client specialises in all areas of litigation in the shipping sector and has developed an excellent reputation within the industry.
Traditionally the focus has been on dry shipping though recently the partners have been involved in increasing amounts of admiralty, trade and superyacht work.
Due to the close-knit nature of this firm, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly alongside multiple partners, many of whom are ranked highly by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
A little more about the team and the role;
For more information on the position, the firm and the culture, please get in touch.
We are currently supporting a long standing client to continue the expansion of their transportation group. We have successfully hired a number of partners and associates for the team in the past and are able to provide detailed advice to help you decide if this firm is right for you.
Our client is a global international law firm with a long established marine and energy team. Operating across litigation, finance and projects on behalf of an international marine and energy client base, the firm is keen to further strength their team with the hire of a partner with expertise in offshore oil & gas.
The firm is able to offer the incoming partner a platform from which to strengthen an existing client base. They have institutional clients and the opportunity to benefit from instructions sent to London from their international offices. This firm are known for their generous remuneration packages at both fixed share and equity partner level.
For a detailed insight into the firm, the partnership team and remuneration, please get in touch.
We have a long standing relationship with this international law firm and we are pleased to be helping them to hire for their Shanghai office. The firm has a leading global reputation within shipping law and with recent partner promotions within the team, the Managing Partner in Shanghai has expressed an interest in adding additional hires to the team.
The role is litigation focussed, working with major Chinese shipowners and commodities houses. The work is broad in nature, covering both dry contractual disputes and casualty incidents. They are keen to hire an England & Wales or Hong Kong qualified lawyer for this position and they are happy to support the candidate to relocate if required.
Key features of this role include;
The quality of the work. The firm are the leading shipping law experts in the market and attract complex multi-jurisdictional work.
The location. Shanghai presents endless opportunities for work, play and lifestyle for their associates. The firm places a great emphasis on helping lawyers to settle in both with the team and the location.
The benefits. Shanghai typically offers strong remuneration for foreign qualified lawyers and the firm are keen to ensure associates are paid well through good base salaries and bonus.
For further information on this position, please get in touch.
We are currently supporting our client to expand their superyacht team. We have a long-standing relationship with this firm and have helped them hire previously with much success.
Our client is an international commercial law firm that has offices across the Europe, Asia and the UK. The team works with a variety of clients such as brokers, financiers, designers, and project managers. They have proudly created strong client relationships, providing a full service legal offering to the superyacht sector.
They are known as a market leader for legal services in the superyacht industry, making them an ideal place for the right candidate to develop their career in this niche sector of the shipping market. They offer legal services in relation to chartering, yacht finance, sale and purchase, registration, crew agreements, insurance and dispute resolution and construction.
They are currently looking to hire a Superyacht Associate to add to their world leading yacht team. The role is broad in nature; therefore your legal development will not be restricted to one element. Additional highlights of the role include;
For a detailed insight into the firm, the superyacht team and the personalities of the hiring partners, please get in touch.
I am currently working with a legal 500 rated niche shipping law firm. They have a watching brief to attract partners from international firms. The firm has a strong team of partners and associates and they keen to gradually grow their partner numbers over the next few years.
The partnership team believes they can offer a positive alternative to partnership with an international firm. They attract both wet and dry work from leading owners, operators, P&I Clubs and insurance companies. They have flexibility with their charge out rates, allowing them to source work competitively. They have a team of partners that genuinely work well together for the interest of the firm and they are profitable and rewarded well.
For a discreet, in depth discussion on the particulars of this firm, please get in touch.
Having recently hired partners for the London office of this international firm, we have been instructed to support the firm to expand in Dubai. A leading firm in shipping and trade litigation, the global team consists of over 100 lawyers based in key shipping locations internationally.
The existing team in Dubai are exceeding expectations and the firm has a platform and a client base that is able to support an additional partner hire.
They are keen to talk to partners who are already based in the region and have local client contacts. The partnership team in Dubai are close knit and will support the new partner in settling in to the firm and attracting new business.
For additional insight into the firm, partner remuneration package and existing client base, please get in touch to arrange a discreet conversation.
We are currently supporting a global law firm to hire a litigation lawyer to work on energy and marine disputes. Located south of London, this role offers city quality work in the heart of Surrey.
The hiring team focusses on complex litigation and arbitration. Their clients include energy, shipping and offshore oil & gas companies, many of which are FTSE 500 listed. The team is regularly noted in the legal press for their high levels of intellect and legal acumen.
We recently met with the partnership team to take a detailed brief on the role. There was no doubting the quality of work on offer. It is complex, multijurisdictional and high value. In addition to working with a talented group of lawyers, this position also offers an alternative to City life. Located in Guildford, many of the lawyers in the team drive to work. There is a calmer feeling both to the town and to the office and whilst they work hard and are passionate about delivering for their clients, there is also a strong sense of team and pride in what they do.
To discuss this role, the firm and the partnership team in more detail, please get in touch.
An IG P&I Club has instructed Wadkins Associates on a new role within an internationally focused syndicate.
We have supported this Club in their development for several years recruiting at all levels into their London and International offices. They have seen a lot of success in developing their international membership base and with a strong year so far, they are keen to add an additional claims executive to their Korean team.
Joining a P&I Club can offer a number of benefits. In this role, you will be the key contact for a number of clients. You will get to know them and their business, allowing you to offer straight forward legal advice. You will deal with both dry and wet shipping matters with a broad range of small value claims to complex high value claims. In addition, this Club has a flexible hours scheme, making it easier to juggle home and work.
Our client is one of the largest clubs internationally. They offer training and development from talented ex-private practice lawyers and close correspondence with external counsel. The work is solely operating on behalf of Korean members, offering a niche focus and the opportunity to travel.
If this is something you would like to know more about please get in touch.
Wadkins Associates are exclusively supporting our client in the expansion of their Singapore team.
An international firm with a strong reputation within the shipping and offshore sectors, their Singapore office focuses on dispute resolution within the APAC region. The managing partner has a broad case load that includes traditional dry and wet cases, as well as complex offshore disputes. With a steady growth in workflow, they are looking to hire an experienced shipping lawyer to support the team.
Key highlights of the role inlcude:
For more information about the role please get in touch.
We are currently working with a top 20 insurance law firm as they continue to strengthen their Marine insurance team. The firm has hit the headlines recently with the hire of a sizeable marine insurance team which has further strengthened their position as the leading firm in the insurance market.
The marine team in London are keen to hire two lawyers to the team. The first opportunity focusses on marine insurance matters. Dealing with policy and coverage advice disputes in relation to carriage of goods by sea and road. The second opportunity involves marine insurance matters and also deals with freight forwarding disputes.
The team encourages business development from an early stage of your career. They are in the heart of the London insurance market to facilitate client engagement and they have extensive relationships in the industry. They encourage junior lawyers to take initiative on business development and have successful supported their junior lawyers to grow a book of business.
For an insight into the culture of the team and for further information on the instructions the team receive, please get in touch.