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Stephen Thompson



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 4646

Mobile: +61 (0)404 494 030 Download VCard

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Stephen specialises in international shipping and trade. He advises on the export of bulk and containerised commodities, international carriage of goods, marine insurance, ship sale & purchase and access to up-country and at port infrastructure.

His clients include major international and domestic suppliers of soft and hard commodities, banks, owners and operators of bulk carriers and users/suppliers of transport infrastructure.

Stephen is highly regarded as a key advisor on shipping and trade related matters and is a frequent public speaker and commentator on changes in these sectors.

Ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 Directories; Stephen's practice is described as "wide-ranging and includes work on the exportation and carriage of commodities, as well as the sale and purchase of ships, and marine insurance" (Chambers Asia Pacific). A client comments that Stephen "knows his stuff and works hard" (Legal 500).


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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