Toby is a Partner in the Maritime Group.

Toby has a wealth of experience in the maritime sector advising shipowners, operators, private equity funds, investors and financial institutions across the full spectrum of non-contentious shipping work.

His practice has a particular emphasis on commercial contracts and environmental matters ranging from newbuildings, sale & purchase (including back-to-back re-sales and green recycling/disposal), charterparties, ship management agreements and commercial and environmental due diligence.

Toby was part of the core WFW project team helping in the development of the Poseidon Principles, providing legal oversight and drafting input to the group of major banks and other leading industry players to support the IMO’s goal to reduce shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

Toby also sat on the advisory board for the development of the ground-breaking Vessel Technology Assessment System Project (“VTAS Project”).

Recommended as a transactional maritime expert by leading legal directory Legal 500 UK and praised for his “very broad experience” (2020), “looking out for his client’s best interests” (2020) and being “thorough and commercially minded” (2021), he is admitted to practice in both England & Wales and Ireland, and holds qualifications in maritime law, ship management and notarial practice.

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