Watson Farley & Williams has one of the largest dedicated maritime legal practices of any law firm in the world. 

Recognised as pre-eminent in the industry, the firm’s lawyers build long-standing relationships delivering pragmatic and definitive advice.

Watson Farley & Williams’ expert maritime lawyers lead some of the most complex and high value, cross-border maritime work in the world bringing together expertise across finance, corporate, tax, dispute resolution, employment and regulation to provide a full service across the sector ranging from ship finance, offshore oil & gas, containers, ports & terminals, yachts and cruise to shipping insolvency processes.

Delivering integrated advice on all aspects of domestic and international maritime transactions to banks, financial institutions, private investors, owners and operators, arrangers, government and inter-governmental agencies, yards, insurers, P&I clubs, consultants and other intermediaries, the firm’s intimate knowledge of all the major maritime markets, coupled with a stellar reputation for international financial expertise and a commercial approach, attracts wide respect across the sector.