Mike Phillips is a partner in the dispute resolution group of WFW. Mike specialises in shipping, contentious ship finance and ship and offshore vessel construction. Mike’s clients include shipowners, traders, insurers, banks, funds and shipyards. With over 20 years’ of practice in the marine and international trade sector, Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he brings to bear to help clients resolve their most complex and difficult problems. Representing some of the largest and most well-known companies in the marine and international trade sector, Mike is known as both an exceptional lawyer and a clever strategist. Equally at home in London arbitration or multi-jurisdictional Court proceedings, Mike has a strong record of success for clients in a wide range of matters from shipping and cargo claims, groundings and vessel fires through to complex multi-vessel finance enforcement. On the construction side, Mike represents shipyards and buyers on a range of construction projects from super-yachts through to complex offshore vessels and rigs.
WFW experts provide an overview of the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance, which entered into force in early May, with the aim to establish a framework to engage with the shipping industry and support net-zero insurance.Read more
Did you know that many deficiencies do not always lead to detention for 2020? 54 was the record number of deficiencies for a PSC inspection ending with NO detention in a General Cargo in Gunsan, Korea.