International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Andrew Gray as a partner in its Singapore office. Andrew is the latest in a raft of appointments to the firm’s shipping practice, following the recent appointment of partner Ian MacLean and solicitors Georgina Leonidou, Peter McNamee, Yumin Kim and Sophie Cordonnier to the firm’s London team.
Andrew, who joins Hill Dickinson from Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore, is a former Royal Navy deck officer. He has spent eight years of his legal career in Asia and his experience covers all aspects of Admiralty work. This includes casualty response and investigation, collision, grounding, general average, oil pollution, salvage, fire, piracy, cargo loss, unseaworthiness, unsafe port claims and general marine insurance claims. He is also qualified to work offshore, having obtained OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization) and OLF (Norwegian Oil Industry Association) approved certification, providing him with unrestricted access to most platforms and offshore installations worldwide.
Tony Goldsmith, partner and head of Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office, is also a master mariner and experienced Admiralty solicitor. He says of the new appointment, “I am delighted that Andrew has decided to join us. His arrival will strengthen our team considerably, making us one of the strongest shipping practices in Asia. It also sets us up well for the future reinforcing our strong commitment to the region.”
Maria Pittordis, business group leader for the marine, trade and energy team, adds, “Andrew’s arrival will be a great addition to the Hill Dickinson team allowing us to build further on our success and growing presence in Singapore.”