With a broad commercial shipping, superyacht and marine insurance practice, Kevin Cooper’s clients include major international shipowners and builders, charterers, cargo owners, salvors and shipyards, and their respective insurers. After Oxford University, Kevin served in the British Navy for 10 years. Having previously worked at another firm in its London, Shanghai and Monaco offices, he joined MFB in June 2018.
Kevin’s admiralty practice involves high-value multi-jurisdictional cases such as the collision between the container vessel MSC Joanna and the hopper dredger W D Fairway in Tianjin, the grounding and subsequent collision of the Khalijia 3 in Mumbai, the Altantik Confidence sinking and the Norman Atlantic ferry fire. He also handles a wide range of charter party, cargo claim and shipbuilding matters.
Kevin’s earlier experience as a criminal court advocate in the navy is now employed acting as an advocate in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He also advises on corporate ethics, crime and regulatory matters, especially anti-corruption policies and procedures.
Kevin is dual-qualified as a solicitor and a barrister, regularly chairs and speaks at shipping sector events and has particular industry contacts in the passenger vessel sector and, regionally, in Norway, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and the Americas. He speaks French, German, Swedish and Mandarin Chinese.