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Ruth Allan De Maldonado

Professional Support Lawyer


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 8303

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Ruth is a member of the knowledge management team at HFW with a particular focus on shipping. She focuses on the provision of knowhow support to the shipping group and its clients, as well as on firmwide KM and legal training projects.

Before joining HFW Ruth was a senior lawyer in the shipping group of a large international law firm, acting for owners, operators, charterers, traders, shipbuilders and P&I Clubs on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and multi-party disputes including charterparty and cargo disputes, ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding and ship management disputes, as well as related security and enforcement issues. Ruth has experience with High Court disputes and arbitration (LMAA, LCIA, SIAC).

Ruth has undertaken a secondment with a large commodities trading house, and also worked as a senior lawyer for the Government Legal Department, advising on commercial and procurement law, including maritime contracts.

Ruth is a solicitor advocate qualified in England and Wales, and speaks English (native), Spanish (advanced) and French (basic).

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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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