Admiralty and Maritime
Admiralty and Maritime law is an ancient branch of law that involves a complex interplay between international and national law concepts. It is one of the most complicated areas of substantive law. Our firm has a tradition of representing maritime and transportation clients.
Our Admiralty and Maritime team represents domestic and international interests in virtually all areas of marine and transportation law. We have the depth and experience to handle the full spectrum of legal issues that arise in or around the water.
Our Admiralty and Maritime Practice handles all areas of admiralty and maritime law, including:
- General legal advice to transportation clients, including compliance with TN and international laws, advice regarding commercial transactions, and assistance with documentation for maritime and transportation industries.
- Shipping, transportation and port-related commercial matters.
- Ship finance.
- Protection and indemnity claims.
- Tour, excursion and yachting.
- All aspects of marine environmental matters, oil spill incidents and related administrative areas.
- All types of maritime related litigation, including casualties and injuries.
- Representation of ship owners, tug and barge operators, vessel managers and charterers.
- Casualty investigation, port state inspections, cargo claims, charter party and maritime lien disputes.
We deal with all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious admiralty and maritime related work. The firm receives instructions from the full spectrum of those involved in the maritime industry including ship owners, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, port and terminal operators, ship agents, freight forwarders, banks, marine lenders, marinas, repair facilities, underwriters and traders.
Areas of contentious expertise include:
- Bills of lading and charter parties disputes.
- Ship arrest and release.
- Collisions and groundings.
- Unsafe port and berth disputes.
- Salvage, towage, wreck removal and general average.
- Ship building and ship repair.
- Personal injury (crew and passenger) and industrial disease.
- Marine insurance and re-insurance policies and disputes (including P&I).
- Environment and pollution.
- Admiralty (including arrest and limitation proceedings).
Areas of non-contentious expertise include:
- Ship building contracts.
- Issues arising from corporate structures and shareholdings.
- Regulatory issues.
- Joint ventures, agency and distribution agreements.
- Ship management Agreements.
- Advice on vessels’ insurances and ISM compliance.
- Charter parties.
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