Nick Austin is a partner in Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group, with a focus on shipping and international trading disputes in court, arbitration and mediation. He acts for vessel owners and operators, charterers and traders in a wide range of dry shipping and commodity disputes, including charterparty, bill of lading and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. He supports clients in the extractive and LNG sectors on their marketing and transportation needs, and maintains strong links in the Japanese market.

Sally-Ann Underhill deals with disputes arising out of all types of shipping contracts, including charterparties, bills of lading, ship management and shipbuilding contracts, as well as sale contracts and worldwide logistics issues. She appreciates that those in the industry are facing real time problems that can greatly impact on their business. She has a reputation for being responsive and commercial so as to ensure that clients can deal with any issues quickly and effectively.

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