British firm Hill Dickinson has added shipping disputes resolution partners to its Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

Anthony Woo is joining Hill Dickinson in Hong Kong from litigation firm Kennedys where he was also a partner. Woo advises ship owners, charterers and terminals on disputes and regulatory matters. He joined Kennedys in 2009 as a partner, having previously worked in the Hong Kong offices of the former Richards Butler and DLA Piper.

New Hill Dickinson Singapore partner Chris Edwards was previously a partner with Clyde & Co. Edwards represents ship owners and charterers on maritime disputes as well as advising insurance companies on policy drafting. He joined Clyde in 1998 and became a partner in 2007.

Hill Dickinson launched in Hong Kong last year through an association with local firm Laracy & Co. and now counts nine lawyers in the city. The firm launched its first Asia office in Singapore in 2009, where it now has 10 lawyers, including four partners. Globally, the firm has around 480 lawyers in nine offices.