Singapore shipbroking veteran Chris Jones joins HFW

Chris Jones

Singapore shipbroking veteran Chris Jones is join lawyers HFW as a consultant following a brief ‘retirement’ from the industry.

Jones whose last job was as the head of the Baltic Exchange in Asia, which he left in February, has been part of the Lion City’s shipping community since 1982. He will join HFW’s Singapore office on Thursday.

Toby Stephens, Singapore Head of Shipping and APAC Head of Admiralty and Crisis Management, HFW: “Based in Singapore since 1982, Chris has a wealth of experience in the shipping industry and Asia. He is one of the leading figures in the Singapore shipping community.

“Our Singapore office handles, on average, 200-250 ship closings a year; Chris’s experience will further strengthen our dedicat­­­ed offering in this space.”

Jones, commented: “Since I retired in February, I have really missed the shipping industry – a little to my surprise, as I had been eagerly anticipating frequent holidays and regular rounds of golf!

“I am therefore truly delighted to begin working with such a prestigious firm as HFW. I am very much looking forward to continuing to play a part in this fascinating sector that has been such a large part of my life for so long.”

Jones was on the judging panel for the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2019.

Posted 31 July 2019

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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