Hall & Wilcox broadens offering in transport and global logistics with key lateral hire


Media Release | 5 February 2021

Hall & Wilcox has broadened its specialist insurance, transport and logistics capability with the appointment of Partner Chris Sacré. Chris is a highly regarded transport and trade lawyer who specialises in marine insurance, shipping and international trade.

Chris will lead the firm’s marine insurance practice, and increase the firm’s capability in speciality insurance lines. He will also bolster the firm’s expertise in global logistics and trade.

Chris advises the leading Australian marine insurers in the cargo, hull, liability and pleasurecraft space on property damage, personal injury claims and recoveries. He handles large commodity and international trade contracts and disputes litigated or arbitrated in Australia, Europe and London.

Off shore, Chris advises ship owners, operators, charterers, cargo owners, managers, agents, intermediaries and their insurers on a wide range of issues arising both within Australia and worldwide. He handles freezing injunctions, ship arrests, oil pollution claims, collisions, groundings and casualties.

On shore, Chris advises on road carriage claims and chain of responsibility issues as well as claims directed at freight forwarders under multi-modal bills of lading. He advises on contracts for the supply of petroleum products and operation of service stations for one of Australia's largest fuel suppliers.

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner Tony Macvean said: ‘Chris is an exceptional marine insurance and trade lawyer with a thorough understanding of all aspects of marine insurance and transport law and practice. He provides advice on cross border deals and helps clients resolve trade and shipping disputes quickly and efficiently. He also is a great fit for us.  We are pleased to have Chris come on board at Hall & Wilcox.’

Chris is listed in the 2020 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers Australia for Shipping & Maritime Law and Transportation Law and is Recommended by Doyle’s Guide 2020. Chambers & Partners 2020 describes Chris as having ‘impressive skills in shipping and international resources transportation matters’.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: ‘I am immensely excited to be joining the excellent team at Hall & Wilcox. I look forward to continuing to service my clients to the highest levels, supported by the full-service Hall & Wilcox team.’


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