• Cargo

  • Casualty

  • Charterparties

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    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Owners & Operators

    Owners & Operators

    Highly experienced in advising on disputes of all sizes as well as covering transactions relating to insurance, regulatory and liability.
    Chambers & Partners Europe 2017
    The team provides ‘the full spectrum of industry knowledge’ and is praised for its ‘down-to-earth approach’ and ‘accurate and feasible advice in plain language’.
    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018

    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.

    Contacts View all

    • Joe Walsh


    • Rob Collins


    • Ed Mills-Webb


    • Irvine Marr


    • Chris Metcalf


    • Matthew Lam


    Insight View all

  • Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

  • Superyachts

  • Transactional Shipping

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Greek Desk

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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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