Shipping, Insurance & General Commercial

Our marine team provide legal services to the commercial shipping, insurance, transport, fishing, superyacht and recreational marine industries, including general maritime claims, marine casualties and litigation. We act for vessel owners, operators, charterers and offshore operations; transport companies, industry participants, insurance companies and underwriters.

Our expertise in the marine industry includes not only marine commercial and professional qualifications but also our team members enjoy participating in recreational marine activities, outside the office including yachting. Our services include providing assistance in the following areas:

  • Maritime casualty incident response, including collision, recovery, wreck removal, pilotage and salvage;
  • Marine and environmental pollution including general commercial, fishing and recreational vessels;
  • Maritime safety compliance including review of Safety Management Systems;
  • General marine commercial issues including drafting of contracts, charter parties, and other agreements;
  • Vessel sale and purchase; and
  • Customs and quarantine matters;
  • Matters involving marine authorities.