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Nic van der Reyden



1 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)2 9320 4600
Office Fax: +61 (0)2 9320 4666

Direct Dial (Sydney): +61 (0)2 9320 4618

Mobile: +61 (0)400 878 527 Download VCard

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Nic specialises in shipping litigation/dispute resolution, acting for shipowners, charterers, resource companies and P&I Clubs. His work involves the full range of charterparty, COA, bill of lading and ship building disputes. He also has particular experience in relation to P&I matters, logistics, marine insurance, regulatory matters including compliance with the IMSBC Code, SOLAS, investigating casualties and pollution incidents and ship sale and purchase transactions.

Nic is recognised in legal directories including: Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 and Doyles Guide and is described by clients as "a very good communicator who is able to explain the more technical concepts in a way a layman can understand." (Chambers Australia, 2017). He is also described as having 'extremely good industry knowledge’ and is rated for his ‘excellent client focus and support’ (Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2017).

Nic is qualified to practice in Australia, England and Wales and South Africa.


The Sydney office is one of three HFW offices in Australia advising local and international clients.

With a focus on construction, infrastructure and property projects arising from offshore investment, and international commercial arbitration from commodities and shipping related commercial disputes, the office adds significant capability to our offering throughout Australia and South-East Asia.

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