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About Alessio

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.

Alessio has over 15 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. He has a specific expertise in bulk, tanker, container, and LNG charterparty disputes.

He advises extensively on international maritime environmental compliance and regulatory issues, including those relating to MARPOL (air pollution, energy efficiency and low carbon fuels), sustainability, decarbonisation, emissions trading and renewable energy.

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.

Alessio currently forms part of BIMCO’s Carbon Intensity Impact Study working group and sub-committee responsible for drafting clauses addressing both MARPOL (EEXI and CII) and EU regulations on carbon emissions in commercial shipping contracts (time charter, voyage charter and contracts of affreightment).

Alessio was also a member of the BIMCO sub-committee responsible for drafting the organisation’s standard time charter clauses in response to the MARPOL’s 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.

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

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