CJC director Ian Short has this month relocated from the company’s Singapore office to its London HQ. His role remains unchanged and he will continue to work closely with the Singapore Office on Asia-related cases but will also be well placed to develop working relationships with clients throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Also unchanged is CJC’s core commitment to growing the business it does from Singapore, says Ian. In the second half of last year, CJC Singapore was joined by well-known maritime lawyers Paul Apostolis and Gareth Williams, while Andrew Gray joined the London Office from Singapore having had years of experience working in the jurisdiction. The Singapore office, of which Ian is a founding member, “continues to go from strength to strength”, he says.
In making the move, Ian says he would like to thank all of his colleagues in Singapore for their support, hard work and companionship, but adds that he will still be available to share these sentiments. He also looks forward to continuing working with CJC’s London team of maritime law specialists on a daily basis.
Ian is recommended in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2019 Asia-Pacific editions and is experienced in running cases through Singapore and London arbitration and in the High Court in England, such as acting for the successful owners in the important 2018 decision The Alhani. He specialises in commercial shipping and maritime disputes, covering the full range of P&I and defence work, marine insurance issues and disputes arising out of the sale/purchase and building of ships. His practice also encompasses collisions and ship damage claims and he advises clients on trade disputes.