• Cargo

  • Casualty

  • Charterparties

  • commercial litigation thumb

    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Owners & Operators

  • Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

  • Superyachts

  • Transactional Shipping

    Transactional Shipping

    Clients applaud the firm's business sense, noting that 'they always deliver quality work within the necessary timeframe' and provide 'legal solutions that are commercially practical.'
    Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2018

    Providing an industry specific, all-encompassing service, in relation to corporate, commercial, flagging, finance matters, ownership (including potential structures), and operational matters in the shipping industry.

    We offer clients a full service, whether looking at the intricacies of financing arrangements, negotiation of sale and purchase documentation or bigger picture considerations in connection with ship ownership, we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with bespoke advice.

    Our global team advises companies on ship building contracts, sale and purchase of second hand tonnage, joint ventures, pooling agreements, financing (private equity and traditional bank financing) and commercial and technical management contracts.

    We have experience relating to all types of vessels including commercial tonnage, cruise ships, superyachts, offshore rigs and units as well as supply and support vessels.

    With more than 20 years of experience, we have an unparalleled understanding and breadth of experience of both the commercial and the superyacht industry and their potential challenges.  We act predominantly for owners and operators and other stakeholders in the shipping industry, offering a unique service for all your needs. In the superyacht sector we act for several of the leading superyacht builders, owners and designers and are considered to be opinion leaders.

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    • Nick Purnell


    • Stuart McAlpine


    • Abhimanyu Jalan


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  • 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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