Maritime

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As the largest dedicated maritime legal practice in the world, we can steer your business through every aspect of this global industry.

Responding to the cyclical nature of the global maritime sector requires a deep understanding of trade patterns and investment priorities. For 35 years, our long-established and highly regarded team has helped clients confidently address the ups and downs of the shipping industry. As an industry leader (ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners for shipping in 11 jurisdictions including Asia-wide and Global), we continue to lead some of the most complex, cross border and high value maritime matters in the world.

We provide a full range of legal services to the maritime industry, advising our clients on finance, corporate matters, tax, regulatory affairs, employment issues, restructuring and dispute resolution. Areas of special expertise include maritime infrastructure, commercial shipping, container shipping and logistics, cruise, commercial contracts, disputes and regulatory, loan portfolios and restructuring.

Our unrivalled understanding of the shipping industry, and reputation for international financial expertise and commercial approach, attract clients from across the sector, including major shipowners, charterers, ship managers, P&I and FD&D insurers, investors, banks and other financiers with substantial shipping portfolios. With all our clients, we aim to build long-standing relationships and provide pragmatic, definitive advice.

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    Competition law and Covid-19 – All change or no change?

    Covid-19 has created massive levels of activity by key competition authorities with contradictory effects – a huge opening up of State Aid, and a widening of potentially lawful cooperation between competitors, yet a stern warning about price-gouging and excessive pricing. This article provides a guide for business to current trends, and key compliance questions.

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