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John Butler
Senior Associate

A dual-qualified solicitor, John Butler specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional Shipping and International Trade disputes.

John's primary focus is on disputes arising out of charterparties, as well as, bills of lading, contracts of affreightment and letters of credit. John is well-versed in international arbitration, and has experience of court and winding-up proceedings in London and Hong Kong as well as multi-jurisdictional disputes in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

He is fluent in English and German, and speaks conversational Mandarin and Japanese.

John is qualified as a Solicitor of both Hong Kong and England & Wales.

He was recently recognised as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

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Ranked as a next generation lawyer - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Ranked as next generation lawyer - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017


Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators