New partner at Campbell Johnston Clark

Maritime lawyer Gareth Williams has joined Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) as a Director of its Singapore office. Williams, who is a specialist in dry work, joins CJC from HFW Singapore.

CJC said that the new appointment reflected the company’s ambitions for further expansion of its Singapore practice, which CJC Director Ian Short said had been pivotal for growing the firm’s workload locally and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Over a 30-year career, including more than 20 years based in Greece, Williams has advised on and resolved disputes involving shipbuilding contracts, total losses of vessels, groundings, collisions and fires, unsafe port and dangerous cargo claims, cargo loss, damage and contamination claims and commodity trading. He won the Clients Choice Award for Shipping and Transport in Singapore in 2017 and 2018.

Short, who was a founding member of the Singapore office CJC when it opened in early 2014, said that activities were “going from strength to strength”.