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Marcus Bowman

Managing Partner


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

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Marcus is the firms Managing Partner and specialises in dispute resolution with a particular interest in shipping, energy and mining, and logistics, advising on disputes arising out of commercial contracts, corporate transactions and insolvencies. He is also instructed to advise on regulatory and risk management matters within these sectors. He is a practising mediator, accredited by CEDR.

On the shipping side, he mainly focuses on charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, offshore and limitation. Marcus was previously employed on the claims side in two P&I clubs and has had first hand experience in dealing with P&I and FDD claims.

Marcus was President of the UK Chamber of Shipping for the year 2014-15.

Marcus is ranked in Chambers UK 2012 for Shipping, where he is applauded for being "quick on his feet" and someone who "offers excellent advice that is black and white". Sources acknowledge his experience and skill in the shipping sector, stating "he understands the needs and concerns of commercial men" (Chambers UK 2011).

Marcus is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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