Commercial Shipping

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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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    New German Govt. Act on setting up businesses online

    On 10 June 2021, the German Parliament (Bundestag) adopted the Act on the Implementation of the Digitalisation Directive (Gesetz zur Umsetzung der Digitalisierungsrichtlinie, DiRUG) of the European Union, setting the framework for the online formation and registration of branches of new businesses in Germany.

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    Collective Action

    Corporate and M&A Partners Daniel Saunders and Mark Tooke, in a feature article for Bunkerspot, discuss the increase in M&A, joint venture and direct investment activity in maritime technology from investors both within and outside of the maritime industry.

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    A Greener Voyage: Navigating Emissions Trading Schemes for the maritime sector

    As the reduction in carbon emissions becomes an increasing international priority, managing emissions in the maritime sector is particularly under the spotlight. This article explains how the EU emissions trading scheme is expected to apply to the shipping industry, the current status of the UK emissions trading scheme and the legal and commercial issues that may arise.

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