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        Jonathan Moss

        Partner // Head of Transport Sector // Head of Marine & Trade

        Jonathan acts for international traders, charterers, shipowners, insurers and reinsurers, handling commercial disputes often concerning high profile, international incidents. He is ranked in three separate areas of practice in the leading, global legal directories.

        Jonathan's practice covers multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration in the marine, non-marine and reinsurance sectors and matters as diverse as professional indemnity and D&O risks, shareholder and complex contractual disputes.

        Jonathan acts for clients in the full range of commodities, shipping and commercial litigation involving, for example, port facilities, tankers, liquid cargoes and metals, and advises on contamination claims, sale of goods issues and cases arising from salvages. He also drafts a range of contracts including Storage Agreements and Terminal Usage Agreements.

        The Legal 500 states,"DWF's shipping and commodities practice is led by the 'brilliant' Jonathan Moss." 

        Jonathan has been recommended in successive editions of the major legal directories since 2007. These publications describe him as "first rate" (The Legal 500, Insurance and Reinsurance), "maintaining a sterling international marine, commodity and insurance and reinsurance practice" (Chambers UK, Insurance and Reinsurance), "commercially minded" (The Legal 500, Shipping) and "a key player for commodity disputes" (The Legal 500: Finance: Physical Commodities).

        He is visiting lecturer in International Shipping and International Insurance Law at Queen Mary University of London. 

        As Head of DWF's Transport sector, he specialises in working with companies involved in the shipping, aviation, rail, automotive and road transport and logistics sectors.

        Jonathan is fluent in French and is listed counsel for the French Consulate in London.

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        Jonathan Moss handles an array of complex insurance disputes with notable strength in transport, marine and energy matters. Sources describe him as "very organised, commercial and pragmatic," with one adding: "He is extremely capable, effective and always comes back in a timely manner."

        Chambers 2018

        In addition to leading the transport group, Jonathan Moss (‘extremely thorough and has the ability to put people at ease’) heads the marine, trade and energy practice.
        Jonathan Moss is ‘able to identify the real issues in a case’ and is ‘not afraid to recommend commercial solutions where appropriate’.

        Legal 500 2017