Clyde & Co.
Stuart is an experienced asset finance lawyer, working mainly on complex, cross-border transactions in the shipping, offshore and energy industries. He has over 25 years' experience advising clients in these industries and has worked during that time (as a partner) in London, Singapore and Paris.
Stuart graduated from Aberystwyth University with honours in law in 1983. He qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1986. Early in his career, Stuart moved to Singapore and developed a practice in maritime finance, energy and commercial shipping. His clients include banks, ship owners, trading houses, energy companies and other participants involved in all aspects of the shipping and energy industries. He also advises clients on commodities finance and leasing transactions.
Stuart spent a total of nearly 10 years working in Singapore and followed this by a spell of 7 years in Paris where he learnt to speak French and developed a Francophone client base. He returned to live in the UK in 2008 and continues to assist clients involved in complex, cross border transactions in his chosen industry areas.
Many of Stuart's clients are active in the energy sector and in particular, gas/LNG.