BOWMANS EXPANDS ITS SHIPPING PRACTICE IN DURBAN WITH THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL ASHERSON
Leading African law firm, Bowmans, today announced the appointment of Michael Asherson as partner in its Durban office Shipping Practice with effect from 1 February 2021.
Asherson – an admitted English solicitor and a South African attorney – is a veteran of the P&I industry with 18 years at the North of England P&I Association in Newcastle where he reached the position of Group Claims Director, before resuming a career in private practice in South Africa.
His wealth of experience in the sector covers marine casualty litigation and investigations, cargo claims, ship arrests, arbitrations and charterparty disputes.
Craig Cunningham, head of Shipping, Aviation and Logistics at Bowmans says, ‘As we look ahead, Michael’s appointment is integral to the growth and development of our Durban office and we are delighted to have him come on board. His skills and experience will enhance the breadth of services available to our shipping and logistics clients, particularly in the area of emergency response and casualty management.’
Asherson has strong relationships with international P&I insurance groups in the UK, Greece, the Middle East, South Korea and India, and is also well established in the South African maritime law fraternity. In August 2020, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the South African Maritime Law Association.