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Alessio Sbraga


Alessio is a Partner at the London office of International law firm, HFW.

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Alessio is a Partner at the London office of International law firm, HFW.

He specialises in both international commercial dispute resolution and environmental compliance and regulatory advisory work arising out of the marine and offshore sectors.

He has over 14 years' experience of advising in respect of charterparties, bills of lading, sale contracts, MOA, ship management agreements, shipbuilding, off-shore (FSO, FPSO, rig, floating accommodation unit and EPC contract), bunker and cargo disputes. Alessio has a specific expertise in bulk, container and tanker and LNG charterparty disputes.

He also advises extensively on international maritime environmental compliance and regulatory issues, including those relating to MARPOL (marine environment and air pollution), sustainability, decarbonisation, alternative fuels and emissions trading.

Alessio has an international practice, which involves him advising the main stakeholders in the physical shipping and off-shore chains. In particular, he regularly advises and represents ship-owners, charterers, technical managers, ship operators, P&I clubs, banks, insurance companies, and underwriters. He handles large, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and litigation in both the English High Court and in arbitration.

Alessio was a member of the BIMCO sub-committee responsible for drafting the organisation's standard time charterparty clauses in response to the new IMO 2020 sulphur emission regulations, advising on the legal and commercial implications arising out of this, and presenting regularly on behalf of BIMCO on this topic.

More recently, Alessio currently forms part of BIMCO’s Carbon Intensity Impact Study working group which is considering the implications of carbon emissions regulations on shipping contracts and which is tasked with drafting industry standard clauses. .

Alessio is a sustainability ambassador for the firm's Shipping Department.

Alessio is qualified in England and Wales, and speaks fluent Italian.


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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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