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Gavin Vallely

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Gavin has more than 25 years' experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning commercial shipping, offshore oil & gas installations and international trade. His work includes advising on all forms of charterparties, ship/offshore installation sale & purchase and construction, Australian regulatory schemes (including OH&S, environment, coastal shipping, quarantine, Customs and sanctions/anti money laundering) and port/terminal operations.

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Gavin has more than 25 years' experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning commercial shipping, offshore oil & gas installations and international trade. His work includes advising on all forms of charterparties, ship/offshore installation sale & purchase and construction, Australian regulatory schemes (including OH&S, environment, coastal shipping, quarantine, Customs and sanctions/anti money laundering) and port/terminal operations.

He has acted for the operators of offshore installations, vessels and terminals in respect of numerous casualty and pollution incidents, managing the response to investigations by governmental authorities and the defence of any related criminal and civil proceedings. He has also acted in major claims arising from offshore offtake and drilling operations, charter terminations, cargo & berth damage, industrial boycotts, HSE prosecutions and Port State Control issues.

Gavin has extensive experience advising on State and Federal regulatory & taxation matters arising from the trading foreign flagged tonnage on the Australian coast, including the Federal Government's recent coastal shipping reform legislation. He also advises trading companies and banks in respect of their commodities contracts and related regulatory compliance and letter of credit/payment enforcement issues.

He is consistently recognised as one of Australia's leading maritime lawyers and is ranked as a Band l practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide and Legal 500. Gavin is described in Chambers 2020 as "a leading practitioner" who "has few peers in understanding shipping and the commercial reality within which it operates both from on Australian and on international perspective".

He is dual qualified in Australia and England & Wales.

Melbourne

Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Office Telephone: +61 (0)3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0)3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0)3 8601 4523

Mobile: +61 (0) 416 05 2023

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