Representing clients on both wet and dry issues throughout the marine industry
With 150 marine lawyers based in key trading hubs around the globe, we are able to serve our clients’ needs in all time-zones, at any time of day.
From piracy and sanctions, to the challenges presented by supercontainers and the opening of Arctic shipping lanes, we advise on the key issues facing clients today. With 80 years' experience we have developed a proven reputation for quality and expertise in the shipping industry. We are focused on understanding the problems affecting our clients and providing pragmatic commercial solutions.
Through our involvement in market committees, interaction with regulators and internal focus groups, we stay ahead of the curve in relation to the trends and developments affecting the market.
Having worked with clients from all areas of the maritime sector, including shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, and P&I clubs and insurers, we know the subsidiary industries inside and out. In addition, our clients are also involved in the trade & commodities and energy sectors.
To support a global industry, our global network of offices offers clients immediate access to multi-jurisdictional expertise, multi-lingual lawyers and local support.
Acting for owners, operators and their insurers on all ownership and usage issues, whether contentious or non-contentious.
From dealing with charterparties to vessel registration, owners and operators face a diverse range of legal issues. The end to end service our marine team provides means that we are able to advise and support both owners and operators across the spectrum of issues they may face.
Working closely with our corporate and commercial team, the transactional matters that we deal with include: finance, risk management, force majeure, contracts of affreightment, bills of lading, fraud and electronic data interchange, consortia and pooling agreements, and registration and flag issues. We also advise on contractual terms including regulatory implications.
Our disputes work includes unsafe port and berth claims, letter of credit disputes and cargo disputes. We understand the importance of using the most appropriate method (or combination of methods) in order to achieve the best result for our client.