In the last few years, the maritime sector has evolved significantly. As a result, the operations, use, insurance, purchase, and sale of ships have become extremely sophisticated. It is imperative to have on board experienced lawyers who can provide flexible legal solutions for clients in the maritime and shipping industry.
We are one of the handful of firms in the region that can provide strategic and tangible advice to clients in the maritime sector and help them navigate through complex legal waters. We have significant knowledge and experience of admiralty and maritime laws that enable us to handle any shipping-related matter successfully. We fully understand that there are multiple issues in the shipping sector — our lawyers are here to provide comprehensive representation and practical legal advice.
We can assist you with the entire spectrum of shipping related cases. Our team of skilled lawyers has worked on some of the most complex mergers and acquisitions, financing, and leasing deals involving ships. Our team consists of several notable practitioners who have an excellent track record of handling some of the most complex and innovative shipping cases while safeguarding our clients’ interests.
Whether you are looking to enter the market or leverage your existing position to expand operations, or want to address the legal issues effectively — our team of lawyers can do it all. We regularly represent banks, underwriters, other financial institutions, lessors, brokers, ship owners, shipyards, carriers, non-vessel-operating common carriers, and operators across the globe on a wide range of matters, including:
- Sale and purchase of shipping vessels;
- Secured/unsecured and structured financing for shipping vessels;
- Construction contracts;
- Insurance and reinsurance for shipping vessels;
- Registration of ships;
- Leases for shipping vessels;
- Port concessions;
- Regulatory issues and environmental sanctions;
- Mergers and acquisitions;
- Joint ventures; and
- Dispute resolution and maritime litigation
What makes us a market leader is our commitment to adopting a dynamic approach, fine-tuned to protect the interests of our clients in an effective manner. We have a wealth of experience dealing with the multi-faceted issues in the sector that frequently arise in shipping and maritime matters.
As a forward-looking law firm, we can fully anticipate the unique risks and challenges you may face. We strive towards mitigating your risks and help you achieve the desired outcome.
Notable cases include:
Acted in USD 112 million shipbuilding case involving a Singapore listed company and Chinese shipbuilder on issues relating to delay, defects, refund guarantee.