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William Cecil is a partner and head of the dispute resolution team in London, with extensive arbitration experience in offshore oil and gas and energy.
William is a co-author of the fifth edition of the Law of Shipbuilding Contracts. The other co-authors of this edition are Simon Curtis and Ian Gaunt, the president of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association 2017–2020.
Chambers UK, Chambers and Partners, 2022, ranks William in the shipping section UK-wide section, and clients have commented that ‘William is extremely capable. He is able to drill down to the crux of an issue and advise in a useful manner.’ ‘He is very knowledgeable, both in his field and in his technical understanding of our business.’ The Legal 500 UK 2022, and Legalease, the international directory of law firms, also recommend William in the shipping and the construction: contentious categories.
Previously, Chambers UK has also noted that William is an ‘experienced shipping lawyer who routinely acts for clients in litigation and arbitration . . . [and] in the negotiation and drafting of offshore contracts’.
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