Boutique shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark brings personalised expertise to Asia
CJC offers comprehensive advice across many shipping areas, and can serve the needs of clients from Hong Kong, mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines through its Singapore office
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With its top-notch legal services and dynamic maritime landscape, Singapore serves as a strategic springboard that can boost the Asian expansion of shipping law expert Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC).
Bringing world-class shipping law practice to Asian shores, CJC was ranked tier 3 in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 barely two years since the law firm opened its Singapore office in 2014.
“We see the Singapore office growing to the same size as the London office within three to four years because it is
such an important place in the Far East shipping business.
“Legal services are quite developed and Singapore is becoming the jurisdiction of choice in the Asia-Pacific region,” says partner Jonathan Campbell.
CJC’s commitment to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional service motivated the firm to establish its Singapore office.
Through the Singapore office, CJC can better serve the needs of clients from Hong Kong, mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines in a timely manner.
Established in 2010, CJC offers comprehensive advice across many shipping areas. This includes commercial shipping, marine insurance, private equity, and international trade, to name a few.
“All three of us founding partners work stronger together,” Campbell says. “Similar to a three-legged stool, if one leg is taken away, the stool falls down. With our team, we draw from each other’s strengths so that when a client approaches CJC, someone will always assist them in their needs”
CJC sees opportunities in working with companies from Asia’s ship-building hubs, such as China and South Korea. Particularly in South Korea, CJC sees itself playing a role in funnelling European investments into the country and in helping South Korean firms explore global maritime investments.
CJC Singapore is headed by Ian Short and Choi Sung Hwan. Short is a litigation specialist and Choi focuses on the non-contentious side of the business “We’re a boutique firm working in areas where we know we’re experts,” Campbell says.
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