Patrick Holloway
Patrick Holloway
Position: Partner
Practice: Dispute Resolution
Office: Cape Town
Telephone: +27 21 431 7278

Patrick Holloway is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Webber Wentzel.

He specialises in international trade and transport law, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious aspects of matters involving, among other things, sale and trade agreements, contracts of carriage, marine and non-marine insurance, arrests and attachments of ships and other property as security for maritime claims, including mortgage foreclosures, and the purchase and sale of ships, as well as dealing with ships in distress and marine casualties.

Patrick deals with general commercial disputes, cargo claims, hull claims, ship building and repair (with particular focus on motor and sailing yachts), marine casualties, ship arrests and judicial sales, places of refuge, marine pollution, salvage and towage, and bunker disputes and claims.

He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Comité Maritime International and serves on the National Executive Committee of both the Maritime Law Association of South Africa and the International Bunker Industry Association of Southern Africa and is a board member of the International Bunker Industry Association.  He is also the pro bono lawyer for the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Patrick is the past President of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa.

He is a guest lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal to LLM students and an external examiner at the University of Cape Town.  He is also an accomplished international speaker.

His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

Patrick has BA and LLB degrees as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping Law from the University of Cape Town.

Areas of expertise
  • Admiralty and maritime litigation
  • Bunker Industry
  • Boat building and ship repair
  • Carriage of goods by land and sea
  • Commodities and trade
  • Marine and non-marine insurance

Named by:

  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer (Shipping)
  • Legal 500 2013 - 2017 as legal expert (Shipping and Transport).
  • Who's Who Legal 2015 (Transport - Shipping) as an expert.

Member of the:

  • International Bar Association (2011 to present).
  • Comité Maritime International (2008 to present).
  • International Bunker Industry Association of South Africa - National Executive Committee (2007 to present).
  • Maritime Law Association of South Africa - National Executive Committee (2006 to present).
  • International Bunker Industry Association - Legal Working Group (2013 to present)
  • International Bunker Industry Association - Board member (2015 to present).