• Cargo

  • Casualty

  • Charterparties


    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
    The team is experienced, efficient and very knowledgeable.
    Chambers UK 2018

    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.

    Contacts View all

    • John Keough


    • Andrew Preston


    • Hatty Sumption


    • Nick Austin


    • Irvine Marr


    • Andrew Rourke


    Insight View all

  • commercial litigation thumb

    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Owners & Operators

  • Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

  • Superyachts

  • Transactional Shipping

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Greek Desk

Examples of our work:

Our team


Insight / Marine

We are delighted to have received two firm rankings and five individual rankings in the @ChambersGuides Latin Ameri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

4 days ago

  • 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

Get in touch

* Required fields