Nathan is a partner in the national Transport group.
Nathan works closely with businesses in the shipping, logistics, road transport, commodities and offshore sectors, specialising in providing commercial and regulatory compliance advice and resolving disputes.
Nathan’s clients include local and foreign ship owners, operators and charterers; international P&I and Defence Clubs; freight forwarders and logistics providers; road transport operators; bunker suppliers; towage and salvage providers; offshore sector service providers; importers, exporters and manufacturers; commodities traders; stevedores; vessel manufacturers; local marine operators and luxury yacht owners.
Nathan has developed a reputation for providing commercially responsive and business-driven advice and assistance. He has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading industry experts in the Transport sector, having been listed as one of the ‘Leading Australian Shipping Lawyers’ in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Lawyers since 2015 and ‘Australia’s Best Lawyers’ in the AFR Best Lawyers in Australia guide in the areas of Transportation, Shipping & Maritime, Trade and International Arbitration since 2016.
Nathan has particular expertise in relation to commercial, regulatory and disputes issues relating to domestic and international transport and logistics.
Nathan advises his clients in relation to all aspects of commercial law, liability, regulation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on the carriage of goods by sea, charter parties and contractual arrangements, commercial terms, ship arrest and admiralty, regulatory and oil spill prosecution, government procurement and tendering in the maritime sector and litigation/arbitration in relation to liability defence and recovery of claims.
Nathan has particular expertise in relation to heavy vehicle regulation and the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws. He regularly advises businesses and their executives on compliance, conducts compliance audits, assists businesses to develop and implement CoR compliance policies, manage incident response and respond to investigations and prosecution. Nathan has worked with businesses across the sector in relation to CoR compliance, including national steel manufacturers, grain storage and handling companies, plasterboard manufacturers and distributors, logistics companies, shipping companies and importers.
Nathan also works with businesses in all sectors in relation to their transport and logistics function, including in relation to service contract tendering, negotiation and drafting, contractor performance management, regulatory compliance and the resolution of disputes arising from the carriage of, damage to and delay in delivery of goods and consequential losses and project delays.
15 Mar 18 to 06 Dec 18 - Sydney
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
22 May 18 - Melbourne
In this seminar, we will outline how developers can protect themselves from unwanted surprises and ensure their development agreements and construction contracts do not lead to unexpected surprises.
03 May 2018 - Blog
#Transport, Shipping & Logistics
At about the time of the worldwide phenomenon that was the Hanjin Shipping collapse, a much watched Australian shipping start-up encountered the same fate.The liquidation of the shipping company has..
09 March 2018 - Blog
#Transport, Shipping & Logistics
Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Chain of Responsibility (CoR) rules, every party in the heavy vehicle supply chain is responsible and may be held liable for safety breaches committed anywhere...