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Thomas Kelly

Legal Director, London


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Thomas Kelly is a Legal Director at Clyde & Co, having qualified into the Marine and International Trade department in 2009. His main area of practice is in shipping, and consists largely of charterparty dispute resolution and shipbuilding/offshore advice and dispute resolution, particularly for clients in South Korea.

Since qualifying, he has been heavily involved in several large shipbuilding arbitrations, and a lengthy High Court trial, all on behalf of shipyards. He has also advised on and managed a very large number of charterparty related arbitration and High Court claims for Owners and Charterers, often involving complex charter chains and security.

  • Adyard Abu Dhabi v SD Marine Services Ltd – large High Court trial for shipbuilders disputing rescission of two contracts for offshore support vessels.
  • Advising on/drafting Article IX Warranty provisions in standard shipbuilding contract.
  • Advising on FPSO contract
  • Five large shipbuilding arbitrations for a Korean yard disputing delay claims.


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  • Dispute resolution

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