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Ruth Monahan

Legal Director


Bureau A.07.04
Gildo Pastor Center
7 Rue du Gabian
MC 98000 - Monaco

Office Telephone: +377 92 00 13 20

Direct Dial (Monaco): +377 92 00 13 25

Mobile: +377 (0)6 40 62 94 95 Download VCard

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Ruth Monahan is an English-qualified solicitor in our Monaco office. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in the shipping and commodities sectors.

Her practice encompasses all aspects of shipping including charterparties, bills of lading, supply and carriage of goods by sea and cargo claims. Her clients include shipowners, charterers, operators, traders and their respective insurers. According to Chambers & Partners Global 2019, "sources underline her as being "very responsive and reactive to the needs of the client.'"

Ruth handles English High Court litigation and appeals, London arbitrations and mediations on both shipping and trade matters and has particular experience in dealing with day-to-day issues that arise in chartering and operations departments. She also assists on corporate transactions, particularly in the international trade sector, and advises on a wide range of international sale and purchase contracts for a variety of commodities.

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In close proximity to HFW's clients based in or with activities in or around the Mediterranean, our Monaco office allows us to provide locally-based advice and assistance in the management of transactional and contentious matters to yachting, shipping, insurance and trade clients, as well as to businesses in the yachting, shipping, trading, aviation and energy sectors.

HFW's Monaco office opened in 2019 with an experienced team of 6 lawyers qualified in England & Wales and provides English law advice.

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