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Zoe Pajot

Zoe Pajot is a French qualified lawyer with a focus on shipping and yachting.

Zoe grew up in a family of sailors, so becoming a maritime lawyer was a natural career path.

She completed a Masters Degree in Law and Safety of Maritime Activities at Southampton (UK) and Nantes (France) Universitiesin 2010.  She then worked as a legal assistant at the International Maritime Organisation (London) for the French Delegation, at the Department of Maritime Affairs for the Ministry of Justice (Paris) and at the French Legal Department of the international shipping company MSC (Le Havre), on short-terms contracts. Zoe also trained in two international law firms, specialising in maritime law, before qualifying as a Lawyer in 2014 and being admitted to the French Bar.

She joined the trade and transport team at Hesketh Henry in March 2018 and advises on all aspects of maritime law, including contentious and transactional matters.

Zoe has particular interest in the marine industry and superyacht sectors, including maritime contracts (such as construction, refit/maintenance, sale and purchase) and marine insurance.

She is a member of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) NZ association and a board member of the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNZCCI).

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The Legal500 Asia Pacific 2022 Directory individually recommended Zoe Pajot as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in the Transport practice area.

Insights & Opinion / Zoe Pajot

New LMAA rules introducing more flexibility
New rules for marine arbitrations in the London Arbitral Tribunal have been implemented recently: the LMAA Terms 2021, the LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure 2021 and the LMAA Small Claims Procedure 2...
The Shipping Law Review 2021 8th Edition
The Hesketh Henry marine team pen the New Zealand chapter of The Shipping Law Review.
02.07.2021 Posted in Trade and Transport
Requirements for international yachts and crew entering New Zealand
While New Zealand’s sea borders are currently closed to most foreign Flagged vessels, a number of pleasure craft and super yachts in the Pacific are hoping to enter New Zealand in time for the Ameri...
04.12.2020 Posted in Trade and Transport
COVID-19: Yachting update
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a significant impact on the marine industry.  In this briefing, we summarise the current situation for the yachting sector in New Zealand and the Pacific. New Ze...
20.04.2020 Posted in COVID-19 & Trade and Transport
COVID-19: It’s not plain sailing for yacht owners
These are challenging and uncertain times and we wanted to provide a briefing on some of the issues yacht owners may be experiencing during the current lockdown. Do you have a mortgage over your yacht...
16.04.2020 Posted in COVID-19 & Trade and Transport
Getting the Deal Through: Shipping
Getting the Deal Through works with many of the best lawyers and law firms in the world
03.09.2019 Posted in Trade and Transport
Getting the Deal Through: Shipping 2019
The Marine team at Hesketh Henry have again contributed to Getting the Deal Through: Shipping 2019.
30.08.2018 Posted in Trade and Transport