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Theo Hall

Acting for a drilling contractor in an ad hocarbitration under the English Arbitration Act in relation to the rescission of a shipbuilding contract for a deepwater drillship due to late delivery.
Acting for an offshore services company in an LCIA arbitration in relation to the rescission of a shipbuilding contract due to lack of progress in relation to the construction of a pipelaying vessel.
Acting for a drilling contractor in an LCIA arbitration in a dispute involving the termination of a drilling contract.
Owners of Al Khattiya v. Owners of Jag Laadki [2018] [EWHC 389] (Admlty) – forum non conveniens application arising out of a collision in UAE waters; establishment of limitation fund in UAE.
Qatar National Bank v. Owners of M/Y Force India [2018] – arrest, claim in rem and application for judicial sale on behalf of mortgagee against owner in default.
Acting for Owners in an LMAA arbitration in relation to a claim brought by charterers for contamination of cargo.
Acting for Owners in pursuing a claim under General Average bonds and guarantees against cargo interests.
Acting for Owners in an LOF salvage case involving settlement with salvors and defence of unseaworthiness claim from cargo interests.
Advising H&M underwriters in relation to a Constructive Total Loss and coverage issues under ITC Hulls 1.10.83 and division of liability with P&I Club arising therefrom.
Advising a Chinese bank on shipowners’ liability arising out of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention.
Advising two separate LNG operators in relation to (i) a contract for a newbuilding and (ii) a contract for a ship conversion.
Advising a large cruise operator on a contract for provision of several large cruise ships for use as floating hotels at a major sporting event.
Acting for a major offshore services subcontractor in an ICC arbitration in relation to claims arising out of construction of an oil platform.
Acting for a subcontractor in a DIAC arbitration relation to claims arising out of the construction of Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
Advising a major international shipping and energy conglomerate in relation to insurance coverage and claims arising out of an oil spill in the Bahamas.
Advising a major yacht-owner in relation to insurance coverage issues and contractual claims arising from a shipyard fire resulting in the loss of two yachts and one super-yacht.
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