Commercial Shipping

Meet the team

With our bench strength, experience and international presence, we are strongly placed to advise on every aspect of commercial shipping across all maritime classes.

Our highly experienced team provides commercial and regulatory advice for stakeholders in all maritime classes including tankers, bulk-carriers, gas carriers (LNG, LPG), offshore units, supply and support vessels as well as specialised areas such as ferries, cruise ships and seismic surveying.

With a reputation for a commercially aware, practical approach, our lawyers cover the whole gamut of commercial shipping requirements including newbuilding contracts, sale & purchase contracts, chartering, supply, service and installation and regulatory and sanctions advice (from IMO compliance issues to recycling and establishment of NGOs).

We are recognised industry leaders in current complex issues such as sanctions, scrubbers (purchase, sale, installation and financing) and other bespoke contractual arrangements.



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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 147

    This issue of Commercial Disputes Weekly considers the recent UK Supreme Court decision on the conclusive nature of a landlord’s certificate of service charges due, a significant change in calculation of the value of limitation funds under the Hague-Visby Rules, obligations to accept delivery under aircraft leases and when an English court will grant declaratory relief to assist with debt claims in other jurisdictions.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 146

    The latest Commercial Disputes Weekly considers the appropriate notional contract under the GAFTA default clause, adjudication decisions on limitation and notices of dissatisfaction and a requirement to exchange contracts within seven days.

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