• Cargo


    A great and long reputation as shipping lawyers, especially for advising on cargo-related matters
    Chambers & Partners UK 2014
    Clyde & Co boasts the pre-eminent cargo practice in the UK
    Legal 500

    Providing succinct end to end advice across the whole logistics chain, our global team of experienced lawyers can support you in managing all your cargo issues.

    We focus on dealing with and solving problems at whatever stage they occur during the transportation process. We are experienced in handling disputes involving bills of lading, quantity or quality, shortage or contamination claims, and advice on letters of indemnity.

    We work closely with our clients to collect evidence, obtain security, including coordinating arrest or attachment proceedings, and consider jurisdictional and contractual options. Our international network allows us to be on the ground in different jurisdictions, dealing with our clients' interests at the point of contact.

    Many of our team members have been advising on Lloyd’s Open Form Salvage arbitrations for several decades. Acting for cargo insurers around the world, we have dealt with over 1,500 cases in the last 40 years.

    We are flexible when developing the most appropriate claims handling procedure for each client and will adopt the most appropriate method (or combination of methods) whether by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, to achieve the optimum result.

    Contacts View all

    • Gildas Rostain

      Managing Partner

    • Simon Culhane


    • Andrew Nicholas


    • Arthur James


    • Ik Wei Chong

      Partner / Managing Director, Asia

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    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Owners & Operators

  • Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

  • Superyachts

  • Transactional Shipping

  • Transportation & Logistics

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  • Sources attest that the team is "very responsive, accurate and flexible," and that the firm's "global presence is very much an asset"
    Chambers & Partners UK 2013
  • Clyde & Co LLP’s shipping practice is praised for its "depth of knowledge and breadth of experience"
    Legal 500 UK 2013
  • This firm has an impressive global footprint and delivers high-quality work from both mainstream shipping jurisdictions and emerging markets
    Chambers & Partners Global 2014
  • The full-service practice has the capacity to advise on both wet and dry matters
    Chambers & Partners Global 2014
  • Clyde & Co has an established reputation as one of the leading international shipping practices
    Chambers & Partners UK 2011

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