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          Marine & Trade

          Marine and international trade present complex and unique challenges across jurisdictions. 

          Our marine work covers cargo, charterparty, cross border disputes, sanctions, piracy, arrests, maritime security, the international sale of goods, financing and selling new and pre-owned vessels, leasing and management, transaction finalisation and regulatory filings, drafting of bareboat and time charters, and delivery and operation issues.

          Whether you are an international trade or commodities company, an insurer or reinsurer, a P&I club or shipbuilder, bank or finance house, or even involved in insurance, tax or overseas legal services our recognised maritime law sector specialists are experienced in directing organisations, such as yours, with commercially sensitive and decisive advice.

          We also have extensive corporate experience in the sector and have provided specialist advice on mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters to port owners, operators and associated businesses around the world.

          Working on contentious or non-contentious, wet or dry matters, we combine a commitment to service excellence with innovative, sustainable legal solutions. Our proven track record, across the sector is recognised in the legal directories, where our broad industry team is praised for its insight, understanding and knowledge.

          Contact our experts to learn more about how we can support you in this area. 


          Sector insight



          DWF's shipping and commodities practice is led by the 'brilliant' Jonathan Moss.
          – Legal 500
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          In the press

          Jonathan Moss commenting on the middle east tanker attacks and rising insurance costs: 

          Jonathan Moss

          • Partner // Global Head of Transport Sector // Head of Marine & Trade
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