Led by our Managing Partner, we provide the legal services required by the maritime and international trade industries. We have a strong and firm grounding in the industry which has been developed over a number of years working with stakeholders across the industry. Our aim is to provide business focused, simple and practical legal advice tailored to your needs.
We advise on all maritime issues, these include everything from shipbuilding contracts and guarantees, ship sale and ship finance agreements, through to charterparty and bills of lading issues. With a commercial experience and understanding of how the market operates, our lawyers advise ship owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments, State-owned enterprises and brokers.
We advise and defend shippers, ocean carriers, terminals, stevedores, insurance companies, freight forwarders, and non-vessel operator common carriers in claims and lawsuits arising out of the loss, damage, non-delivery of cargo and other maritime disputes.
Our lawyers have experience working with companies within the maritime industry. We understand the unique legal and business challenges our clients face and continue to work with them to find resolutions that best protect their exposure and liability.
Collisions and Casualty
We are able to assist in responding to all kinds of marine casualties from minor dock incidents, man over board incidents, environmental emergencies, and vessel collisions. The consequences of an oil leak or spill can be very serious, we have experience in managing such incidents legally and practically to ensure effective resolutions to any such incident.
Admiralty & Piracy
Currently, with the ongoing threat of piracy and hijackings continue to generate much apprehension in the industry, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea. We can help our clients with all aspects of piracy incidents - the legal and practical aspects of responding to a hijacking, release of vessels, insurance and minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring.