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Joseph Malpas



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Joseph specialises in international commercial dispute resolution for clients in the marine and offshore sectors. He has experience of disputes arising from charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase, piracy, commodities supply agreements, and general average.

Joseph has represented clients in both English High Court proceedings and international arbitration under a range of institutional rules. He has acted for shipowners, P&I Clubs, commodity traders, "blue chip" energy and logistics companies, and banks.

Joseph is currently advising extensively on the legal and commercial implications arising out of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap and related sulphur emission regulations.

During his training, Joseph undertook a six month secondment in the firm's Melbourne office, where he was involved in offshore oil and gas disputes. He also spent time in the firm's transactional shipping and commodities teams, where he gained valuable experience drafting commercial contracts relating to complex ship finance transactions, ship sale and purchase, and the transport and sale of oil and gas.

Joseph is a keen musician and sailor, and has represented the firm at the Baltic Exchange Warwick Cup sailing competition.

Joseph is qualified in England and Wales.

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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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