The deal is expected to be finalised by the end of February and involves founding partners Tony Swinnerton and Lewis Moore joining Hill Dickinson’s City of London office. The pair will bring an established roster of clients from across the international marine market with them.
Swinnerton specialises in all aspects of contentious dry shipping and has extensive experience of conducting arbitrations and High Court cases where he has acted predominantly for ship owners and their insurers, traders and charterers.
Moore, meanwhile, specialises in ship sale and purchase, ship finance and all shipping related contentious matters.
Hill Dickinson chief executive Peter Jackson said: “Tony and Lewis are both respected in the marine world, with an excellent track record and bring in expertise that will complement our existing shipping team and further bolster our presence in the international market.
“We are committed to growing and investing in our core business and this deal provides significant opportunities and benefits for ourselves and importantly our clients.”
The move follows the announcement that Julian Clark will be joining the firm as global head of shipping in January.
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