William Cecil is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, who has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration matters for clients in the shipping, offshore oil and gas, and energy industries.
He has been involved in an ICC arbitration in Geneva relating to a power and desalination construction project in the Middle East; an SCMA arbitration in Singapore relating to a rig upgrade; and an LMAA arbitration and associated High Court proceedings relating to the construction of two drilling rigs in China. William’s experience includes an LMAA arbitration relating to the termination of a construction contract for an offshore unit with claim and counterclaim values in excess of US$500 million each, and two related arbitrations arising out of the termination of a long term offshore drilling contract with a total claim value of over US$500 million.
He has written extensively on marine and offshore construction topics and has lectured on managing litigation risk in high-value marine construction projects. William is a co-author of a chapter on Offshore Vessel Construction Disputes within Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Energy Arbitrations (Second Edition), and co-author of the chapter on shipbuilding contracts governed by the law of England and Wales in Getting The Deal Through- Shipbuilding 2017 and 2018 editions.
William is a recommended lawyer in the international arbitration, oil and gas, and shipping sections of The Legal 500 UK 2017 and in the shipping section of Chambers and Partners UK 2018.