The Chambers UK legal directory, published by Chambers and Partners, has again ranked Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP highly in the Shipping – UK-wide category for its skills in advising in the shipbuilding and offshore energy sectors.
The 2018 Chambers UK directory ranked Haynes and Boone CDG as a recommended law firm, singling out the Shipping Practice Group. In addition, Senior Partner Simon Curtis and London Head of Dispute Resolution William Cecil were listed as notable practitioners.
The guide says that Simon Curtis is “prominent … in the areas of shipbuilding and offshore procurement.”
And the guide says William Cecil “is routinely sought out by clients from the offshore energy and shipping sectors” and is “highly skilled in handling arbitrations as well as representing clients in proceedings before the courts.”
Chambers UK is carefully researched and widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Its rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.
In September 2016, U.S.-based Haynes and Boone, LLP and London-based Curtis Davis Garrard joined together, and are known as Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in London. Founded in 1996, CDG built a significant reputation serving the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas sectors, and Haynes and Boone CDG will continue to serve the same sectors while expanding into new areas.
Haynes and Boone CDG has significant experience in providing legal advice on shipbuilding and ship-conversion projects of all kinds. Curtis is the author of the leading textbook on shipbuilding contract law, The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts, published by Informa Law, and the firm is continuously involved in a wide range of newbuilding projects and disputes. Its maritime clients include shipowners, charterers, classification bureaus, engineering consultants, private equity and other financial services companies, shipyards and insurers, covering the full spectrum of commercial shipping. For LNG projects, the office brings together project development, construction, transportation and gas supply experience on behalf of developers, suppliers and shippers.