Maritime Dispute Resolution

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Recognising the complexity of managing the risks of trading in the maritime and commodities sectors, our deep industry knowledge and disputes expertise allows us to provide unparalleled legal advice to our clients.

We guide and support our clients throughout each phase of the business cycle, from pre-contractual advisory work, through contract implementation to formal court proceedings and arbitration, enforcement and settlement.

The size, skill and structure of our global team means we can assist with any problem, no matter the size. Our clients routinely turn to us for support where early advice and action can avoid a dispute from developing. At the same time, we are trusted with our clients’ highest-value and most complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional disputes, as a result of our market-leading reputation for positive outcomes.

We represent the largest and best-known names in sector, including owners, charterers, commodity traders, financial institutions, International Group P&I Clubs, marine insurers, oil and gas companies, port operators and shipyards, across a broad spectrum of matters.

Key areas of expertise include maritime corporate disputes, carriage of goods issues, from charterparty disputes to cargo claims, commodities disputes and structured trade finance problems. We advise on disputes across the life cycle of a vessel from shipbuilding, ship finance, including restructuring and enforcement, to ship sale and purchase. We also advise on casualties, including ship fires, engine breakdowns, explosions, dangerous cargo, container collapse, and groundings and unsafe port claims.

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