William MacLachlan is a senior associate advising a wide variety of companies and financial institutions on a range of transactional shipping matters in both the commercial shipping and yachting industries. He has particular expertise in shipbuilding contracts, ship repair contracts, and sale and purchase of vessels, and spent eight months seconded to a leading European shipbuilder. William also has extensive experience of work in the field of private security and complex environments, acting for shipowners, private maritime security companies (PMSCs) and other stakeholders, including advising on and drafting contracts for the provision of security services, advising on standard operating procedures and rules for the use of force, drafting stand-alone agreements in respect of the provision of bespoke security services to the offshore industry and advising PMSCs and their logistics providers on the full spectrum of contractual, compliance and licensing issues.