June 6 - Hill Dickinson has strengthened its presence in the Asian shipping market by announcing a series of new appointments to its Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

Former partner at Clyde & Co in Singapore and with over 18 years of experience in handling shipping, trade and insurance disputes in Southeast Asia, Chris Edwards will join Hill Dickinson's Singapore office in June.

Hill Dickinson said that a senior associate from a leading international shipping law firm in Hong Kong will also join its Singapore office in September, as legal director, while Kennedys partner, Anthony Woo, will join the company's Hong Kong operation in September.

The Hong Kong team is closely aligned to Hill Dickinson's well-established Singapore team, providing a convenient pan-Asia base for its clients, said the company.