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Now the largest shipping practice in the world, Clyde & Co has over 170 specialist marine lawyers based in trading hubs around the globe, on call and serving clients’ requirements in all time-zones at any time of day. 

We act for the heart of the maritime industry – shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, financiers, port authorities and government, P&I clubs and insurers – and clients across the broader trade commodities and energy sector. 

No other law firm can match Clyde & Co's combined size of practice, in-depth industry knowledge, specialist shipping expertise and global reach – adding up to an unrivalled collective offering in the maritime industry. Wet or dry, contentious or non-contentious – our cradle-to-grave industry approach means that we stand alongside clients through the full corporate lifecycle; from establishment and commercial operations through to dispute resolution and corporate exit options.

Our trusted team of specialist lawyers, a number of whom are multi-lingual, and our network of international offices allows immediate access to multi-jurisdictional expertise and local support to clients in a streamlined and cost-effective manner.

We offer clients the confidence of advice based on decades of experience and proven reputation in the shipping industry. We are focused on providing pragmatic commercial solutions and understanding the issues affecting our clients and serving to their best interests. Our lawyers routinely advise on high-profile, ground-breaking cases.

Our international coverage means that we can manage disputes wherever they arise. Early settlement is often a key objective – our reputation and experience enhances our ability to achieve swift results and the best possible solution for our clients. Through experience, we adopt the most appropriate method (or combination of methods) – whether negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation – to achieve the best result. Whichever approach is adopted, the threat of legal proceedings is a real and immediate one that enables us to negotiate from a position of strength. We are the largest user of LMAA and Admiralty and Commercial Court procedures, and experienced in all the main arbitral centres and rules including LCIA, ICC, ICSID and SIAC and specialist centres such as RSA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA and LME.