We provide comprehensive service in both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of shipping and transport law.
We are particularly experienced in “dry” shipping work, including such matters as bills of lading (including electronic bills of lading), charter parties and international sale of goods. Examples of the matters with which we regularly deal are: cargo claims, bunker disputes, laytime and demurrage disputes, hire and off-hire claims, ship repair claims, performance warranties, commodity disputes, CIF and FOB contracts, trade finance and documentary credits, cargo policies, haulage and freight forwarding contracts; cross-border courier business as well as claims for loss of life / personal injury sustained on board vessels.
Members of the team are frequently called upon to deal with matters requiring an urgent response, such as the application for or dismissal of an injunction, the exercise of a lien or the arrest of a ship. We work closely with the leading experts, surveyors and adjusters dealing with the loss of or damage to cargo and related insurance problems.
Our clients include ship owners and charterers, cargo insurers, tug companies, ship-repairers, banks, marine engineering companies, ship and chartering brokers, oil companies, and government agencies.
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