• Cargo


    Clyde & Co LLP's team provides 'practical and cost-effective solutions' and has a 'great international network'.
    Legal 500 UK 2018
    The team at Clyde & Co LLP ‘builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients’.
    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018

    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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  • Clyde & Co LLP stands out for its ‘strength-in-depth’, its ‘market muscle’ and for its ‘up to date, agile, commercially focused and committed service’.
    Legal 500 2019
  • They have incredible global coverage and in-depth expertise and the capability to provide rapid and comprehensive responses.
    Chambers UK 2019
  • excels in cargo claims, freight liability, marine subrogated, personal injury claims in addition to shipping and yacht insurance issues
    Legal 500 2019
  • Highly regarded shipping practice with strong capabilities covering wet and dry shipping matters.
    Chambers UK 2018
  • Clyde & Co LLP's team provides 'practical and cost-effective solutions' and has a 'great international network'.
    Legal 500 UK 2018

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