People

Find out about the Sea Green Consulting team.

Ted Graham – Director

Prior to joining Sea Green, Ted was a partner for 13 years at the law firm Ince & Co, having started there as a trainee solicitor in 1994.  His practice has always focussed on commodity trading and shipping.

Some examples of the ‘consulting’ work he has done, both at Sea Green and before, include:

Trading contracts

  • Assisting an oil major to draft their own complete suite of trading terms covering every single Incoterm. See https://www.equinor.com/en/what-we-do/conditions-of-sales.html
  • Drafting a Repo for a Swiss based trader for their metal trading operations.
  • Redrafting GTCs for a major bunker trader.
  • Assisting an international mining company, which employs over 100,000 people, to draft their standard sale contracts for ferro-nickel.

Shipping Contracts

  • Assisting an Australian energy company to draft their own LNG time charter.
  • Numerous reviews of shelltime, NYPE and Gencon charters for various charterers and owners.

Procedures

  • Assisting one of the World’s largest container lines with various issues relating to their website and the way that cargo is booked.
  • Assisting one of the IG P&I Clubs with amendments to their rules and procedures for renewals.

Sagun Sudhir – Consultant

Sagun joined Sea Green as a consultant in 2018, having just graduated top of his year at the Swansea University LLM in International Maritime Law.

Prior to joining Sea Green Consulting, he did work experience placements at leading maritime law firms in London,  Singapore and India. This included Bose & Mitra & Co. in Mumbai where he regularly represented clients in Court. He was involved in several contentious as well as non-contentious matters pertaining to ship arrests, charterparty disputes, cargo claims, oil pollution liabilities, insolvency and enforcement of LMAA awards. Sagun has also gained work experience in Singapore with Ang & Partners within their Shipping, Logistics & International Trade team and with the law firm Ince & Co in London.

At Swansea University, Sagun’s dissertation on the Gencon charter was awarded The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law prize and he also won the prizes for best performing student and the prize for Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air.

Since joining Sea Green, Sagun’s consulting work has mainly focussed on the dry bulk trade, in particular metals and ores.

Sagun is an Indian qualified lawyer.  He is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.  His hobbies include football and chess.

Margot Wastnage – Consultant

Margot is predominantly a dispute resolution lawyer with her practice focusing on energy and shipping disputes. She trained at Ince & Co and qualified as a solicitor in their London energy and infrastructure group, working primarily on drilling disputes but also regularly handling charterparty cases and cargo claims. She has acted for clients in the English High Court and in London arbitration proceedings (LMAA, LCIA and ad hoc) and over the last 3 years she has gained substantial experience working as a consultant on general corporate and commercial matters. As part of that work Margot has Margot has assisted a number of businesses and NGOs setting up, including helping to draft their articles of association, policies handbook and employees manual. She has created training programs for various structures and run training on things such as complying with UK legislation such as anti- money laundering, data protection and anti-discrimination law.

Having lived for extensive periods in Ethiopia and Lebanon, she has a good understanding of the challenges faced by businesses operating in different parts of the world and of the legal frameworks in these places.

Margot was born in France and is fluent in French.

Scarlett Dixon – Consultant

Scarlett joined Sea Green Law as a consultant in June 2020 after a break from law to start a catering business.
Prior to that she qualified at Ince & Co in 2009, where she then worked until 2011 before a secondment to Nordisk Skibsrederforening in Oslo, which then turned into a full time position. In May 2014 she returned to Ince & Co. Her practice covers dispute resolution in shipping, commodities and energy, as well as non contentious shipping matters, such as charter parties and sale contracts.
Having grown up in Switzerland she speaks fluent French.

Anna Nohre Sea Green Consulting

Anna Nohre – Paralegal

Anna graduated from Cardiff University in 2017 with a degree in Marine Science. A keen environmentalist, she achieved a first in her MSc at Kings College London in Freshwater Science and Governance. She works on various cases in a support capacity, organising documents and exhibits, preparing chronologies, filing documents with the court and drafting correspondence.

Theo Merchant

Theo graduated from the University of Oxford in 2019. He has experience in law and consulting and is bringing digital know-how to the Sea Green team. He cares deeply about sustainability, in particular developing heritage grains for farming. He read English at University and spent lots of time rowing.

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