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Charlotte Mullis

Charlotte Mullis

Charlotte has a broad range of experience with her practice principally focusing on arbitration and litigation in the onshore and offshore construction, shipbuilding, private chartering and offshore oil and gas and renewable industries. She has acted for FEED contractors, shipowners, superyacht owners and multi-national engineering companies in respect of disputes and providing advice.

In particular, Charlotte has extensive experience on high value and technically complex international arbitrations (including under LMAA and ICC rules), as well as experience in English court proceedings involving issues regarding delay, contractual warranty provisions and allegations of misrepresentation. Alongside this practice, Charlotte also has experience in superyacht charter disputes governed by the LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure, focusing on the MYBA form and advising on variation orders in the off-shore wind sector.

Charlotte joined Haynes and Boone in 2022, having trained and qualified at a Magic Circle law firm. Prior to joining the firm she represented clients in a variety of practice areas including, litigation, arbitration, banking and asset finance, including a secondment to a human rights charity.

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  • Representing the buyers of two ultra-deepwater drillships in two LMAA arbitrations against a South Korean shipyard regarding the termination of contracts of sale due to delay. Also defending the Buyers in a second arbitration worth £150m (with a $50m counterclaim) involving the same parties and a third ultra-deepwater drillship, where the contract was terminated for misrepresentation.
  • Acting for separate owners of two superyachts in defending two separate charterparty disputes governed by the LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure, the first concerning the cancellation of a charterparty arising out of the coronavirus pandemic and the second a misrepresentation claim relating to an engine failure.
  • Acting for a French engineering company in an ICC arbitration against a chemical and fertiliser manufacturer on an outstanding debt of $3.5m in relation to a FEED contract for the construction of a fertilizer complex.
  • Acting for a US-based offshore contractor in an ICC arbitration against the manufacturer of offshore cranes regarding the contractual warranty following defects found in the cranes, including assistance in a successful mediation.


LL.M., Commercial Legal Practice, BPP Law School, 2019, Distinction

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, 2018, Distinction

B.A., English and Related Literature, University of York, 2017, First Class Honours


England and Wales

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