Christian is a shipping and offshore specialist and acts for a number of the world's largest shipowners/operators, offshore contractors and hull, P&I, FD&D and energy insurers. He has extensive experience of both "wet" and "dry" shipping and of litigating in the English High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and international arbitration under all main institutional rules (including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC as well as ad hoc arbitrations both within the UK and internationally). His "wet" practice covers the full range of admiralty work, including collisions, salvage, total losses, wreck removal, general average, pollution, groundings and shipboard fires, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. His "dry" practice encompasses the full scope of shipping related work, both contentious and non contentious including charterparties, bills of lading, pool agreements, shipbuilding contracts, recycling and conversions.
Christian also acts for offshore energy contractors and operators. Whilst he has extensive experience of dealing with the complex issues arising from off-shore casualties (including casualties relating to collisions, damage to pipelines and cables, loss of production issues, pollution, fires on vessels such as FSRUs and the total loss of a rig), his experience extends to advising on and also handling litigation arising in respect of offshore marine projects.
Before joining Schjodt, Christian was a partner and Global Head of Admiralty & Casualty Response at Ince.