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Thor Maalouf Senior Associate – Shipping and Transportation Group at Reed Smith


Thor advises on all aspects of commercial Shipping and Maritime law, in particular Charterparties, Bills of Lading, Shipbuilding Contracts, Luxury Yacht Charters, Charters for Project Cargo, and contracts for shipping and freight services, including multi-modal transport and logistics.

She also advises in relation to reorganisations of freight services provision, electronic bills of lading, exploration of the sea bed, and oil pollution incidents where the civil liability convention applies. Thor joined the firm as a trainee in August 2007 and qualified into shipping litigation in September 2009. As a member of the Shipping and Transportation Group, her advice helps clients to reach pragmatic and commercial solutions to disputes but she also has in-depth experience of mediation, litigation in the English Courts, and of LMAA and GAFTA arbitration.

Thor has a diverse range of clients, including global commodities traders, international mining companies, shipping companies, P&I clubs, investment funds interested in shipping, investment banks with trading arms, shipowners, and luxury yacht brokers and their clients. Working with such diverse clients has given Thor unusually broad experience and expertise within the shipping and logistics industry.

Away from the office Thor is a natural leader, having served in the Army Reserves for several years and currently volunteers as a Girl Guide leader. Thor’s drive and determination is also channelled into her co-curricular activities like triathlons and yacht sailing.

Thor was named the “Associate to watch” in Shipping Law by Chambers & Partners in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

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