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.
Jody Wood is a disputes lawyer, focusing on commercial litigation and international arbitration. Jody worked in Singapore between 2008 and 2017, and was a founding member of Reed Smith’s Singapore office which opened in 2012. Jody’s practice encompasses disputes in the shipping, trade and aviation sectors and his clients include maritime owners/charterers/managers, insurers, banks, funds and commodity traders.
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