Christina is a senior associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group.

Christina specialises in international arbitration and litigation, with a primary focus on commodity trade disputes, dry shipping disputes, bills of lading disputes, marine insurance and cargo claims.

She also has experience in commodity trade transactions and structured commodity trade finance. She acts for a wide range of clients including commodity trading houses, miners, trade financiers, ship owners, charterers and P&I clubs.

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  • Acting for commodity traders in a US$487m claim before the HKIAC against an asset manager in relation to its failure to utilise trust assets to purchase receivables as contractually bound under eleven receivable purchase agreements.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a commodity trader in claim for US$10m against an underwriter in relation to its failure to make payment under a performance bond.
  • Acting for the owners of a highly specialised subsea operation vessel in a SCMA arbitration against charterers for wrongful termination of a six-year charterparty. Successfully obtaining an award in the sum of US$26.8m.
  • Acting for charterers in back-to-back LMAA arbitrations against owners and sub-charterers in relation to a claim for stevedore injury following an incident during loading, resulting in a successful tripartite settlement.
  • Acting for a shipowner in relation to claims against a defaulting Iranian charterer under two long-term contracts of affreightment. Successfully recovering US$800,000 pursuant to LMAA and SCMA awards.

Education

2013: The University of Law (Bloomsbury)
2010: The College of Law (Guildford)
2009: The University of Kent
2006: Aylesbury High School

memberships & associations

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales