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William Duthie



10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355

Direct Dial (Singapore): +65 6411 5376 Download VCard

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William advises clients operating mainly in the energy sector. He specializes in construction and engineering project risk management and dispute avoidance, from procurement through to project completion. William also has experience in resolving disputes through arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, adjudication, mediation, and court.

William's experience is largely focused in the offshore oil and gas construction sector, advising on matters related to fixed platforms, shipyard construction, FPSOs, FPVs, subsea equipment/systems, drilling rigs, pipelines, hook up & commissioning works and well production services. He has also advised on issues arising from downstream energy projects such as the construction of a large scale gas processing plant in the UK.

Prior to starting his legal career, William worked in the offshore industry for almost two years gaining real industry experience working aboard numerous semi-submersible drilling rigs in North East Africa, west of the Shetland Islands and Central North Sea UK. He then qualified into the engineering advisory and disputes team of another international law firm, where he spent nine months seconded to an oil and gas major based in Aberdeen UK, before joining HFW in 2016.


HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for almost 30 years.

HFW's Singapore office operates throughout SE Asia and has particular strength in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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