15 Jun 2018

Michael Asherson to Join Shepstone & Wylie in November 2018

by Tony Edwards, Partner, Durban, Quintus van der Merwe, Partner, Durban,

Shepstone & Wylie are delighted to announce that Michael Asherson will be joining our Shipping & Logistics team in Durban as a Partner on 1 November 2018.

Michael started his career at Shepstone & Wylie and completed his articles in the Shipping & Logistics department under industry doyens Shane Dwyer and Krish Reddy, both of whom are still actively practicing Partners, along with Quintus van der Merwe and Tony Edwards.  Michael was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in March 1999.

Michael subsequently moved to the United Kingdom where he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in July 2001.  He joined one of the firm’s major clients, the North of England P&I Association Ltd, in 2000, spent four years in the Association’s FD&D Department and thereafter moved to the P&I team.  Michael has been involved in management at the Association since 2007.  He is currently the Claims Director at the Association with particular responsibility for Greece.  He currently chairs the International Group’s Claims Co-operation sub-committee.

We look forward to welcoming Michael, his wife Laura and their two children back “home” to Durban and we are excited about the unique experience and new skills that Michael will bring to our well established Shipping & Logistics team.