Nearly 90% of global trade is carried by sea, and this truly global sector gives rise to a broad range of complex legal issues encompassing commercial, private, public, national and international law.
Operating out of both our London and Singapore offices, our maritime services team is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters and our respected industry experts can help you navigate the intricate, multi-jurisdictional legal issues in this important and quickly changing market.
We have broad experience advising, negotiating and drafting standard form and bespoke contracts for the construction, conversion, chartering/employment, finance and sale and purchase of vessels and/or fleets, and all ancillary documentation. Representing a range of market participants, including financiers, superyacht owners, charterers, shipyards, governments and brokers, we provide exceptional technical advice alongside commercial and practical guidance to ensure that you achieve your desired outcome.
We work alongside our clients throughout the project to completion and beyond in resolving any disputes that may arise, tailoring our advice as appropriate, and assisting with legal issues as soon as they arise.
Our team is skilled and experienced in conducting high-value, complex, cross-border and sometimes multi-jurisdictional disputes in the sector, both through ad hoc and institutional arbitration in court proceedings and using alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.
We maintain a strong network of specialised lawyers in key jurisdictions around the world, allowing us to assist our clients effectively, where they have a dispute.