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Portrait of Edward White


Edward is a senior associate in the shipping team in the London office.

He regularly advises owners, charterers and P&I clubs on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious shipping matters, including bill of lading and charterparty disputes, collisions, and the sale and purchase of vessels. Edward has also represented a number of international clients in both London and Singapore arbitrations.

He joined Thomas Cooper as a trainee in London in 2015 before moving to the Singapore office in 2017. He remained in Singapore after qualifying and undertook a two-month secondment with a P&I club in Tokyo in 2019 to gain client-side experience, before moving back to London in 2020.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the owners and insurers of vessels in Singapore arbitration for the recovery of unpaid demurrage.
  • Representing ship interests in the recovery of GA claims.
  • Advising on the terms of design and construction contracts in the offshore sector.

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