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    Charterparties

    The team is experienced, efficient and very knowledgeable.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
    Accomplished shipping group, recognised for its full-spectrum coverage of issues in the sector. […] The group's abilities are matched by its broad geographic reach.
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017

    Acting for vessel owners, charterers and traders across all sectors, our aim is to keep vessels and cargo moving around the world.

    Charterparty matters, whether time charters, voyage charters or bareboat charters, relate to a variety of vessels including tankers, offshore support vessels, LNG carriers and containerships. We advise on all issues relating to charterparties, whether transactional or contentious.

    From drafting standard charterparty clauses, contracts of affreightment, or long term time charterparty arrangements, to dealing with force majeure risks, bills of lading, demurrage and dead freight, or forward freight agreements, our transactional experience covers all these aspects.

    We also assist clients when dealing with regulatory issues and compliance with international obligations and treaties, which is particularly important in an industry which moves rapidly through one jurisdiction to another.

    On the contentious side, we advise on breach of contract, loss of profit claims, unsafe port and berth claims, failure to pay hire or freight by charterers, letter of credit disputes, cargo disputes and contractual terms.

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    • John Keough

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    • Andrew Preston

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    • Hatty Sumption

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    • Nick Austin

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    • Irvine Marr

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    • Andrew Rourke

      Partner

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  • Highly regarded shipping practice with strong capabilities covering wet and dry shipping matters.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
  • Clyde & Co LLP's team provides 'practical and cost-effective solutions' and has a 'great international network'.
    Legal 500 UK 2017
  • The team is experienced, efficient and very knowledgeable.
    Chambers & Partners UK 2018
  • Accomplished shipping group, recognised for its full-spectrum coverage of issues in the sector. […] The group's abilities are matched by its broad geographic reach.
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017
  • The firm maintains a very strong reputation in contentious shipping matters. Peers note: 'They are very strong in litigation.'
    Chambers & Partners Global 2017

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