We have an international reputation in these fields acting for:
Cargo insurers and owners
Air carriers & manufacturers
As claims increase in scale and complexity, our specialist knowledge and experience are crucial when protecting our client's interest.
Our practical approach and our readiness to travel at short notice enable us to deal swiftly and efficiently with the following types of work:
Salvage and towage
Pollution and environmental damage
1)- Shipping Litigation
International trade necessarily generates a large number of disputes.
Our experience helps to guide clients towards an amicable settlement if one is possible or if not, through the various stages of litigations in court or by way of arbitration.
Such disputes involve:
Bills of lading and contracts of affreightment
Carriage of goods
Ship building contracts
Defense of complex cargo claims
Arrest of vessels for security and enforcement purposes
Advice and dealing with disputes arising under letter of credits
Road carriage claims arising under International convention or other terms
Sale of Goods disputes
2)- Claims Recovery
Our law firm is preeminent in cargo claims recovery. We work for many local and foreign underwriters and different clients.
There is virtually no port where we are without contacts.
Whatever the issue, our approach is based on commercial realism. Negotiation or mediation is preferred. We are instructed usually by the clients from the earliest stages of the claim.
The advantages of appointing us at an early stage:
Appointing a surveyor.
Collection of evidence necessary for recovery.
Minimizing losses and preserving the recovery aspects.
Early enforcement of adequate security before any events occur to the vessel such as change of ownership or scrapping of the vessel.
3)- Ship Finance
The firm undertakes all necessary work for clients involved with the ownership and financing of vessels, including:
Sale and purchase of vessels of all kinds
Registration of ships and yachts
Crewing and manning