Dean is a senior consultant in the asset finance team of Watson Farley & Williams based in Hong Kong.

His practice includes acting for banks and leasing companies, as well as advising on commercial, corporate and security issues affecting shipping companies, including sale and purchase, construction and registration of ships.

Dean has been continuously listed a Band 1 Shipping Finance (China) Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2017. His clients noted in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 and 2016), “… very experienced in ship finance”, “one of the most experienced shipping lawyers in Hong Kong”. He was listed as a ‘Recommended Shipping Lawyer (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2009, and 2015. Chambers Global lists Dean as a Global Shipping Finance Lawyer in 2015-2016.

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Education

  1. 1976 Graduate LLB, Dundee University, Scotland
  2. 1979 Solicitor, England and Wales
  3. 1982 Solicitor, Hong Kong