Experience | BDM Commercial Ltd


Arbitration and Mediation

Acting as arbitrator and mediator in numerous LMAA, LCIA, ICC and DIFC arbitrations.


Putting insurance clients in touch with the right surveyors and local experts in substantial soya bean damage/delay claims in China, Brazil, India and Bangladesh.  Advising insurance clients on liquefaction claims in Indonesia and China including prompt retention of the right experts.  Dealing with several berth damage claims in the Middle East, India and Brazil and advising clients on the best course of action to follow to reduce their exposure.  Dealing with local issues arising on a grounding in India and advising insurance clients on the best course of action to follow to minimize exposure under Indian law.

Problem Solving

Securing the prompt release of vessels in West Africa in connection with shortage claims by retaining the right local lawyers and experts.   Securing the release of a ship in the Canary Islands via referral to a Spanish lawyer and eventually setting aside the security on the basis of wrongful arrest.

Debt Collection

Successfully enforcing demurrage claims against companies in the UK, China and Singapore and recovering unpaid arbitration awards in various jurisdictions including Switzerland, the United States, South Korea and Libya.

Sale and Purchase

Acting for buyers and sellers on second hand sales and re-sales/long term BBC back of new vessels.

New Projects

Introducing business to a PRC trading company, introducing barge services to a shipper in West Africa for a TS arrangement, introducing buyers to sellers for a series of S&P deals, sourcing a long term charterer for clients’ vessels via brokers in London, yacht development work with a leading shipbuilder in Italy, introducing charterers to financiers in Japan via sale and leaseback structures.