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    Shipbuilding & Offshore Construction

    The team at Clyde & Co LLP ‘builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients’.
    Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018
    'They are always there and ready to deliver,' report interviewees.
    Chambers & Partners Europe 2017

    Acting for shipyards and buyers on the construction and refit of all types of vessels, we are well placed to understand the challenges of this forward-facing, dynamic micro-industry.

    Shipbuilding has been revolutionised over the last decade with new building practices and the increase in construction of specialist offshore vessels, such as LNG, LPG, FPSO, FLNG and intervention vessels. However yards continue to face challenges including intense global competition for new build orders, demanding delivery targets, technical innovation and tougher regulation.

    In the current climate, clients need to be assured they will receive accurate and appropriate contract advice, especially those participating in large scale projects, or those who are looking to renegotiate and restructure contracts. We have the necessary skill and experience to advise our clients when drafting and altering their contracts, as well as dealing with any potential disputes which may arise through these changes.

    The ability to act for both builders and owners in the shipbuilding cycle gives us an insight into both sides of the equation, whether dealing with new build, conversion, or shipbreaking and ship recycling, we offer both advisory and contentious advice.

    Contacts View all

    • Gildas Rostain

      Managing Partner

    • David Bennet


    • Mark Walsh


    • Robert Wilson


    • Ik Wei Chong

      Partner / Managing Director, Asia

    • Maurice Thompson


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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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