I am a general business and maritime solicitor in the UK. I trained at the Bar and at a prominent international law firm.
I have built on this experience over the last 25 years and now deliver high quality legal advice at a much reduced cost.
My personal experience is supplemented by direct access to a network of leading specialist barristers in the UK and lawyers in many jurisdictions.
Languages: English, Portuguese Spanish.
Among the wide range of cases I have personally handled, examples of areas are:
Drafting contracts and structuring issues
agency, distribution, confidentiality, non-circumvention
letters of credit / bankers’ documentary credits
Shipping and trade
charter parties, bills of lading, cargo claims, salvage and wreck removal
Shipping trade disputes
through negotiation, mediation and arbitration
UK/EU Import and export regulation
Conduct of corporate due diligence
Sale and purchase
assets and shares, minority shareholders’ rights, duty of good faith, delivery and risk in sale of goods
Minority shareholders rights
Advising businesses entering new markets
in the UK and Brazil
Breach of contract
contractual construction, misrepresentation, performance, defences, remedies, illegality, frustration and force majeure
Robert Jonathan Pitman
After graduating in law at Cambridge, I qualified as a barrister, and subsequently as a solicitor. After ten years in the marine insurance industry and ten years with a major cross-border law firm in London and New York, where I specialised in shipping, international trade and capital markets, I opened my own practice in 1996.
My work in New York involved working with senior management on due diligence investigations and prospectus drafting for corporate and sovereign bond issuers in Latin America, stock and asset purchase agreements and management buy-out negotiations.
Anthony de Winton
Anthony held senior legal roles with a major multinational covering the Middle East and Africa. He has wide experience in drafting and negotiating contracts and devising contract structures including:
- Master agreements and multi party structures.
- Standard agreements.
- Procurement of goods and services including: commodities to capital equipment, marketing, advertising and design.
- External manufacturing and licensing agreements.
- Logistics and transport.
- Development agreements.
- Distribution agreements.
He is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.