William Pyle

Senior Associate

Will is a Senior Associate in our Singapore office.

Will has been based in Singapore since 2013 and joined CJC from another international shipping firm.

Will has a broad practice in shipping and international trade and advises a range of clients including P&I Clubs, shipowners, ship managers, charterers, insurers and banks. Will handles contractual disputes, including those arising out of charterparties, bills of lading and sale contracts, and also advises in relation to marine casualties such as collisions, groundings and fires at sea. Of recent note, Will has advised on numerous bunker quality disputes in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, and on various matters concerning the implementation of the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulations.

Will has extensive experience of running international arbitrations seated in Singapore and London governed by the SCMA, LMAA, SIAC, ICC and GAFTA Rules, as well as Ad Hoc arbitrations. He is also experienced in handling and advising on claims in the English courts, and in LOF salvage arbitration.

On the non-contentious side, Will is regularly instructed to review and draft contracts, in particular charterparties and COAs. Will also frequently advises in relation to ship management agreements, and has recently written and lectured on the topic.

Will undertook a secondment in Japan in 2016, and maintains a particular focus on the Japanese market.

Will read law at University College London, where he obtained a first class degree. Will is qualified in England and Wales.