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          Marine & Trade

          It’s a complex industry presenting complexities and challenges across jurisdictions and interlinked organisations.

          Marine and Trade

          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.

          "A top quality team, particularly in the field of marine insurance."
          – Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

          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.

          Meet our team