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We are in constant touch with the day to day problems and opportunities faced by importers and exporters, ship owners and charterers of many nationalities and their insurers, providing advice based on practical knowledge that will help to maintain their competitive edge. We act regularly for English P&I clubs, for owners, for charterers and for cargo interests.

We appear regularly in all the usual litigation forums in London, Paris and elsewhere.

The shipping market is experiencing significant change and greater than ever regulation. The likelihood of disputes arising or regulations being transgressed increases daily. Our experienced, ‘hands-on’ solicitors and advocates can provided focused and cost-effective commercial advice that will help clients to complete their projects on time and identify and avoid potential disputes and to deal with disputes where necessary.

  • litigation – arbitration and courts - in c/p and b/l disputes
  • ship finance, sale and purchase
  • loan agreements, mortgages
  • operating and leasing agreements
  • shipbuilding and repair contracts
  • offshore options
  • choice of flag/registration formalities
  • marine insurance policies
  • commodity sale/purchase contracts
  • charterparties
  • bills of lading and other affreightment contracts
  • salvage and pollution
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