Partner Andrew Patrinos



Qualified January 1994. Partner at Jackson Parton from May 2001. Trainee solicitor at William A. Crump until 1993 (thereafter Hewett & Co.). Partner at Hewett & Co. from 1998 until April 2001 when the firm merged with Jackson Parton.

Area of practice

A Partner specialising in marine law, commodity work and the international sale of goods, especially steel, coal and agricultural produce. Experienced in all aspects of shipping litigation both in Court and arbitration including hull and machinery disputes, cargo claims, MOA disputes, bunker quality disputes, unsafe port claims and general charterparty and bill of lading disputes.

Reported cases

Viscous Global Investment Ltd. -v- Palladium Navigation Corporation (The “QUEST”) [2014] EWHC 2654 (Comm). Cargo dispute. Bills of lading incorporating unidentified charterparty arbitration clause. Carriage involving three different charterparties. Owner’s P&I Club providing letter of undertaking. Whether LOU arbitration clause replaced bill of lading arbitration clauses that applied LMAA SCP. Whether arbitrators validly appointed.

Central Trading & Exports Ltd. -v- Fioralba Shipping Co. (The “KALISTI”) [2014] EWHC 2397 (Comm). Section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996. Claimant seeking to adduce new evidence to establish jurisdiction/title to sue. Applicable principles for admission of new evidence.

Martrade Shipping & Transport GmbH. -v- United Enterprises Corporation (The “WISDOM C”) [2014] EWHC 1984 (Comm). Whether Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 is applicable to charterparties providing for English law and London arbitration.

Bulk Ship Union SA. -v- Clipper Bulk Shipping Ltd. (“THE PEARL C”) [2012] 2 Lloyds Rep. Failure to prosecute voyage with utmost dispatch. Section 12(1) of Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.

Sylvia Shipping Co. Ltd. -v- Progress Bulk Carriers Ltd. (“THE SYLVIA”) [2012] 2 Lloyds Rep 81. Test for remoteness of damages in contract.

Pace Shipping Co. Ltd. (Malta) -v- Churchgate Nigeria Ltd. (“THE PACE”) [No 1] [2010] 1 Lloyds Rep 183 and [No. 2] [2011] 1 Lloyds Rep 537. Construction of Sections 2(2)(a) and 2(4) of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992.

Mediterranean Salvage & Towage Ltd. -v- Seamar Trading & Commerce Inc. (“THE REBORN”) [2008] 2 Lloyds Rep 628 and CA [2009] 2 Lloyds Rep 639. Whether charterparty contained implied term of obliging charterers to nominate a safe berth.
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