Representing clients on both wet and dry issues throughout the marine industry
With 150 marine lawyers based in key trading hubs around the globe, we are able to serve our clients’ needs in all time-zones, at any time of day.
From piracy and sanctions, to the challenges presented by supercontainers and the opening of Arctic shipping lanes, we advise on the key issues facing clients today. With 80 years' experience we have developed a proven reputation for quality and expertise in the shipping industry. We are focused on understanding the problems affecting our clients and providing pragmatic commercial solutions.
Through our involvement in market committees, interaction with regulators and internal focus groups, we stay ahead of the curve in relation to the trends and developments affecting the market.
Having worked with clients from all areas of the maritime sector, including shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, and P&I clubs and insurers, we know the subsidiary industries inside and out. In addition, our clients are also involved in the trade & commodities and energy sectors.
To support a global industry, our global network of offices offers clients immediate access to multi-jurisdictional expertise, multi-lingual lawyers and local support.
Offering crucial local employment advice to multi-jurisdictional marine organisations.
Our dedicated employment team undertakes the full range of transactional and contentious work, covering domestic and international issues, including corporate immigration and therefore has the ability to support the marine industry globally.
We have considerable litigation experience across a wide range of employee disputes, encompassing breach of contract, confidentiality issues, breach of restrictive covenants and fiduciary duty. Our emphasis is on resolution and we have used mediation techniques successfully in settling cases.
We provide extensive training to clients on claims prevention and manager awareness as well as topical issues such as the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which came into force in over 50 countries in August 2013 and continues to be ratified in an increasing number of countries.
We work closely with many of our other teams in order to resolve any potential issues, for example working closely with our Health and Safety team in relation to employee injuries and deaths in the context of offshore activities.