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MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT MARINE LAW FIRM

Friday, July 31, 2020 

Tony Goldsmith, partner, master mariner and marine casualty specialist, currently head of the Singapore office, has been appointed as Head of Marine and Trade at Hill Dickinson in London, succeeding current Head of Marine, David Wareing, who is retiring.

Goldsmith (pictured) became founder and managing partner of the Singapore office when it opened in 2009. He will be succeeded by marine trade and energy partner, Andrew Lee.

Before joining the then-named Hill Taylor Dickinson in 1993, Goldsmith was a deck officer with Ocean Fleets, sailing on tankers, bulk carriers and general cargo vessels. Following time spent working on offshore vessels in the North Sea, he began law studies. As legal adviser to one of the largest salvage and wreck removal companies for over 20 years, Goldsmith has been involved in some of the world’s largest vessel recovery operations, including the ill-fated Costa Concordia.

Goldsmith said: "I am absolutely delighted to be taking over the helm from David, with the full support of the team. Our Marine Group has benefited hugely from David’s wise stewardship, helping to reinforce our position as an industry leader in the many sectors for which we are known. There are exciting and challenging times ahead as the world emerges from lockdown, and it is a privilege that I have been entrusted to take over the baton."

Lee said: "I am pleased to have been appointed as head of Hill Dickinson’s Singapore practice. Despite the severe disruption to the markets created by the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore remains one of the world’s most vibrant maritime centres and as a leading maritime law firm it is a tremendously exciting place to be. Tony has overseen a period of rapid growth of our Singapore office, having expanded the practice from just two lawyers to 15 during his time as office head.  As the sector begins to recover, I am very much looking forward to managing our next phase of growth."

Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office retains one of the largest and busiest admiralty teams of all the international companies represented in the world’s top shipping centre. The practice has broadened considerably in recent years to provide its clients with access to the full range of services within the firm’s marine, trade and energy practice. Clients include many of the International Group P&I clubs, major shipowners and hull insurers, and leading names in the trade and energy sectors.

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