Carl Walker

Carl Walker

Partner, London Download CV Download vCard

Carl advises clients in the international trade and shipping sectors, specialising in commodity trading, carriage of goods and charterparty disputes. His clients include commodity traders, shipowners, cargo interests, P&I Clubs and freight forwarders. Carl advises on all aspects of commodity trading disputes, with an emphasis on oil and gas trading. He advises clients on a wide range of matters arising under sale and purchase contracts, including disputes relating to delivery obligations, quality claims, cargo shortages, payment obligations and documentary credits. He also advises clients on the shipping aspects of their operations. Carl's experience extends to advising on the terms of sale and purchase contracts, as well as drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements for the sale and purchase of various commodities. In the shipping sector, Carl advises on a range of issues arising under charterparties and bills of lading.

Carl is experienced in cases relating to the carriage of goods by sea and also advises freight forwarders on multimodal transport issues. In addition to litigation in the English Courts, he has been involved with numerous arbitrations and has experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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About Carl


  • Advising an oil trader in a multi-million dollar dispute arising from alleged breaches of quality specifications.
  • Acting for a major trading house in arbitration proceedings defending a claim by a commercial agent seeking payments of commission totaling around US$7 million.
  • Representing Representing an LNG trading client in arbitration seeking multi-million dollar damages arising from the counter-party's failure to deliver an LNG cargo.
  • Acting for the charterers of an oil tanker in Commercial Court proceedings seeking approximately US$ 6 million in damages for breaches of the shipowner's warranties of seaworthiness.


  • 2019

    Legal 500, Leading Individual


  • 2003

    Bachelor of Laws, University of Kent