Paul Dean, IISTL Visiting Fellow


Paul Dean

Paul is the Global Head of Shipping at law firm HFW, managing more than 200 specialist shipping lawyers across HFW's worldwide network of 20 offices. Paul specialises in offshore and marine, focusing mainly on charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, seismic and limitation.

He regularly speaks at and chairs offshore vessel conferences and has been teaching on the BIMCO panel for their “Using SUPPLYTIME” course for over 10 years, the review committee for the SUPPLYTIME 2005 revision and on the drafting committee for BIMCO’s new standard form Offshore Dismantling Services Agreement DISMANTLECON. Experience gained working for an International Group P&I club specialising in offshore vessels, enables Paul to combine practical understanding with the legal role.

Paul is recognised in the Legal Directories as one of the leading individuals in his fields and is recognised by Lloyd's List as one of the 100 most influential people in the maritime industry and one of the market's Top 10 lawyers in 2019 and 2020.

Paul has also contributed to the two most recent editions of “The Law Of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts” edited by Simon Rainey K.C and Lord Clarke.

Paul is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and works with members of the IISTL on various projects and is regular contributor to events organised by IISTL.