Kennedys strengthens marine practice with new partner hire

We have strengthened our marine team with the appointment of partner and shipping expert, Eric Eyo, who joins the our London office.

Eric is experienced in all aspects of commercial shipping and dispute resolution, regularly acting for owners, charterers, P&I clubs, freight forwarders, FMCG companies and commodity traders in relation to shipping, transportation and commercial contract matters.

Chris Dunn and Eric Eyo
Christopher Dunn and Eric Eyo

He is particularly well versed in the overseas service of process, obtaining injunctive relief, asset tracing, international and domestic ship arrest, freezing injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal orders. He is a skilled litigator, having acted in a number of high value international disputes in the High Court. 

Eric, who has a special interest in the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and sits on the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTA) advisory board, says: “It is an incredibly exciting time to join Kennedys, which has an enviable reputation in the shipping and insurance markets for the excellent and innovative service it offers to clients. I am proud to join such a well-established team and look forward to helping it grow.”  

Christopher Dunn, head of Kennedys’ global marine practice, which also covers commodities litigation, adds: “Eric’s broad commercial practice and client base means he is well placed to bolster every part of our marine team offering. His expertise and dynamism will be invaluable – particularly in relation to the team’s expanding commodities practice.”

Our growing marine practice also welcomed new partner hires in our New York office late last year.

Eric’s appointment is the latest in a string of recent hires including the acquisition of a nine-strong liability team, and another key partner hire in July to strengthen our already flourishing corporate and commercial practice.

Last week, the we released our financial results for its 2022/23 financial year, reporting a record year as revenue topped £300m for the first time.