Profiles

No nonsense and no different

No nonsense and no different Ng & Partners in Hong Kong has recently moved to new offices in the Lippo Centre, with a view over the busy shipping lanes to Kowloon. The view is partly obliterated by the offices of the PLA, which stand directly opposite but remain reassuringly quiet and unobtrusive. Georgina Noakes visited Mary BL Thomson, partner at Ng, and found out that...

MLAANZ - a forum for study and debate

Tom Broadmore, president of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, looks at how the association is working to increase the profile of maritime law in the region AT the bottom of the world, at the end of the trade routes, the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) has provided a forum for debate and study of maritime law and has acted...

In Camera - Leading players in the field is Phillips Fox

IT would be fair to say that Australia is not well-known as a shipowning nation. Nor is it a major trading nation. But for all that, it doesn’t seem short of legal firms offering services dealing with shipping and transport. One of the leading players in the field is Phillips Fox, a general service law firm with offices across Australia and the Far East, and recommended by the...

Finding legal inspiration

Lucy Budd talks to Clive Van Aerde about winning maritime business – and keeping it MOST maritime lawyers join a specialist firm, or at least a firm with a dedicated transport department. But Clive Van Aerde built his maritime practice from scratch, in a company that specialised in divorce law. That required a completely different approach to winning and maintaining clients....