Guy  Fountaine

Guy Fountaine

Senior Associate, London Download CV Download vCard

Guy focuses on dispute resolution and has broad experience of advising shipowners, charterers and cargo interests in relation to disputes under charterparties, bills of lading, and sale and purchase contracts. He also has experience in wet shipping matters such as unsafe port claims, collisions and groundings. He has also worked on a number of marine insurance matters including total losses and coverage disputes under the hull and cargo clauses.

Guy regularly acts in arbitration as well as in the English High Court and the appellate courts. He has extensive experience of various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Before joining Schjødt in October 2021, Guy trained and qualified at Ince in London, where he focused on shipping, international trade and insurance matters. He spent four months on secondment to a major pool operator and bunker trader.

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About Guy


  • The “Songa Winds” (2018) LOI dispute for delivery of cargo without OBLs
  • Representing the charterers of the Ever Given further to the vessel’s grounding (2021)
  • Representing London market hull and war insurers in relation to total losses
  • Representing vessel owners in respect of a collision and multi-million loss of use claim
  • Acting for owners and London market cargo insurers in relation to various cargo contamination disputes


  • 2016

    Legal Practice Course, BPP London

  • 2015

    Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP London

  • 2014

    BA English Literature, University of Exeter