Holly Colaço

Holly Colaço

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Holly Colaço is a knowledge lawyer in London specialising in shipping litigation. She is responsible for knowledge management, and internal and external training on a range of shipping topics. She edits The Shipping Law Review, writes and edits legal briefings, and supports the work of the shipping practice globally.

Before moving into her knowledge lawyer role, Holly practised as a senior shipping litigator, advising on a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional and high-value shipping disputes. Her cases concerned both wet and dry shipping matters, including charter party and bill of lading disputes, collisions, groundings, salvage and unsafe port claims. She has also advised on marine insurance litigation and has undertaken a number of related secondments with International Group of P&I Club members, handling a wide variety of protection and indemnity and defence claims, and with a major London insurer.

She has experience of English Commercial Court and Admiralty Court proceedings, and international arbitration, including LCIA, ICC and LMAA.

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The Shipping Law Review

Edition 9

The Shipping Law Review aims to provide those involved in handling cross-border shipping disputes with an overview of the key legal issues arising across multiple jurisdictions, including leading maritime nations and major shipbuilding centres. Among other things, it analyses the most noteworthy aspects of available dispute resolution procedures; shipbuilding contracts, contracts of carriage and cargo claims; limitation of liability; ship arrest procedures; and much more.

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