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Richard Merrylees



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8408

Mobile: +44 (0)7788 428261 Download VCard

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Richard acts for traders, banks, charterers and owners in contentious and non-contentious matters of dry shipping, commodities, regulation and derivatives.

He is 'highly recommended' by Legal 500 and is well known for his reliable, quick and pragmatic advice. He also impresses with his thoroughness on complex, high value matters.

His case list is extensive and includes high profile matters such as the recent Cottonex v MSC before the Court of Appeal. A number of trading clauses and association rules drafted by him are in use by the market today.

He has in-house experience with trading, shipping and mining majors in New York, Geneva, Singapore, Piraeus and The Hague and he regularly speaks at conferences.


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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