Nearly 90% of global trade is carried by sea, and this gives rise to a broad range of complex legal issues encompassing commercial, private, public, national and international law.
Our maritime services team is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters and can help you navigate the intricate, multi-jurisdictional legal issues in this important and quickly changing sector.
We have broad experience of advising, negotiating and drafting contracts for the construction, conversion, chartering/employment, finance and sale and purchase of vessels and/or fleets, and all ancillary documentation.
We work alongside our clients throughout the project to completion and beyond in resolving any disputes that may arise.
We also have broad experience of advising and representing clients on the application of European Maritime Competition Laws to joint ventures, pooling agreements, liner and other scheduled services, ports and ancillary services.
Our team is skilled and experienced in conducting high-value, complex and sometimes multi-jurisdictional disputes in the sector, both through arbitration and court proceedings.
We maintain a strong network of specialised lawyers in a number of key jurisdictions, which allows us effectively to assist our clients in any cross-border elements to their dispute.