MARITIME & SHIPPING
Over the decades we have earned excellent experience in Maritime law in depth.
Maritime law regulates commerce and navigation on the seas or other navigable waters. It covers a broad spectrum of matters such as the development of legislation, both nationally and internationally; customs and excise regulations; the fishing industry; human rights and employment issues usually relating to the crew; insurance claims; property damage; the implications of stowaways on vessels; pollution; personal injuries; wreck and salvage; piracy; container and passenger liner matters.
Furthermore, many shipping contracts provide for the resolution of disputes, in Court or arbitration, in different countries. Through our international offices, we can provide you with prompt and cost-effective advice wherever your dispute arises - and as soon as it arises.
We give you commercial and practical advice early so you know where you stand. Many disputes can be settled in a friendly way before they go to court. We will advise you on this if this is your best course of action. But if it makes sense to go the distance, we can provide you with all the guidance you need to get a successful judgment or arbitration award.
In addition to, team advises on asset finance, mortgages, registrations and transfers; and is routinely involved in all aspects of maritime, trade and transport law, such as charter parties, bills of lading, international sale and commodity contracts, trade finance and documentary credits, marine insurance and collisions, shipbuilding, repair and conversion contracts, admiralty and cargo claims, salvage and general average, in addition to specialist oil pollution and environmental matters. We also advise the offshore engineering and construction businesses which are currently active in the UAE and the wider Arabian Gulf, together with the marine industries that service the same.
A specialist approach to all manner of trade and transport enables us to provide clients with a dedicated and expert team of lawyers who understand the commercial specifics of the industry. We advise and represent our clients during contract negotiations, transactions and disputes.