McCumesky Joins Equiom as Yachting Consultant
Geoff McCumesky to take on the position of Yachting Consultant, a new role created to meet the growing demands of Equiom’s multi-jurisdictional yachting and crewing services. The appointment comes as the Equiom yachting team gear up for a busy yachting season between now and their flagship event, Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place in September. Geoff has built up knowledge and expertise in the yachting industry over a 20-year career, having previously worked at Burgess Yachts for almost 15 years where he acted as Chief Yacht Accountant managing a portfolio of over 75 superyachts
Hill Dickinson Hires Duddington as Partner
will be based in the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office, joining former colleague Julian Clark, who was appointed Hill Dickinson’s global head of shipping last year. Hill Dickinson’s renowned shipping practice operates out of offices in London, Liverpool, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong and receives instructions from the full spectrum of those involved in the maritime industry including ship owners, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, port and terminal operators, underwriters and traders
Woo to Head HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s APAC Division
advisory role. Woo joined HANSA HEAVY LIFT in 2012 as Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific, and built the commercial network and the team in the APAC region. HANSA HEAVY LIFT opened its Singapore office in 2012 and has eight offices globally, including Shanghai, Perth, Sao Paulo, Houston, Monaco and Dubai, with global headquarters in Hamburg. The specialist heavy lift shipping line also has exclusive agents in the U.K., Argentina, Colombia, Canada and Korea.
Clark Named Global Head of Shipping
Law firm Hill Dickinson said that Julian Clark will be joining the firm as global head of shipping, starting January 2017. Clark is a founding partner of Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) and specializes in both wet and dry shipping. Prior to founding CJC, Julian spent seven years as a partner at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. He will be based in Hill Dickinson’s City of London office but will travel between the firm’s international offices in Piraeus, Monaco, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Jackson Elected as Hill Dickinson’s First CEO
offices of Halliwells as well as the Sheffield insurance practice of DLA Piper and most recently the commercial and wealth management practice of Matthew Arnold and Baldwin. At the same time the firm has extended its international presence establishing operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Athens and Monaco. In addition to the creation of the CEO and Chairman roles, Hill Dickinson said it is now seeking to recruit its first COO who will be responsible for all operational aspects of the business and will head up the firm’s overall support functions. It is anticipated that an appointment
YachtProjects Relocates UK Operation at Solent
UK operation now based at Solent Refit and satellite offices in Durban and New Zealand. Its International clients include Cruise Management International of Miami, Clipper Ship Management of Copenhagen, Victory Shipping of Miami and various Super Yacht clients worldwide. Solent Refit will be at the Monaco Yacht Show on September 28 to October 1
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Petersen
Dan-Bunkering S.A.M. announced that Mathias Runge Petersen has been employed as bunker trader, joining the company's Monaco team. Petersen has been in the oil industry for many years, Dan-Bunkering said, adding that he has extensive knowledge of the physical supply operations side of the business from his work with one of the majors.
SBM Offshore Cuts Staff Strength
, the Company’s Euronext listing and the proximity to the industry and Schiphol airport are expected to provide many advantages to SBM Offshore as a global player in the industry. Approximately 100 people are expected to work with the Management Board from new offices in the Amsterdam region. Monaco remains a strategic location for technology, engineering and operations. Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore, commented, “Although we regret losing some of our colleagues, we believe these steps are necessary to deliver value to our stakeholders and drive profitable growth over time
Hill Dickinson Appoints Global Head of Shipping
in June this year, and Kennedys partner Anthony Woo in the new Hong Kong Office in September. In the last 12 months the firm has also relocated two other shipping partners from London to its burgeoning overseas operations with Michael Mallin and David Reardon opening new offices in Hong Kong and Monaco. Hawkins said, “I am looking forward to building on our significant investment in the firm’s European and Asia-Pacific offices in recent years and ensuring that the firm’s overall shipping capability is completely aligned to the needs of our clients worldwide. I will be working
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Charalambopoulos
Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. announced that Lefty Charalambopoulos has been appointed as Bunker Trader. Lefty was born and raised in Athens, Greece, with a resumé which exceeds over 10 years of experience within the real estate industry prior to a career change directed toward the bunker business.