Experience

  • cargo marine

    Cargo

  • casualty marine

    Casualty

  • Charterparties Marine

    Charterparties

    Charterparties Marine

    Charterparties

    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
    This full-service shipping firm excels in an array of wet and dry shipping disciplines in a far-reaching variety of international jurisdictions
    Chambers UK 2010

    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

      Partner

    • Andrew Preston

      Partner

    • Hatty Sumption

      Partner

    • Nick Austin

      Partner

    • Irvine Marr

      Partner

    • Andrew Rourke

      Partner

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    Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

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    Transactional Shipping

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    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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