Shipbuilding and offshore construction
We provide a specialist and comprehensive service to clients engaged in high value shipbuilding and EPC/EPIC work and in major shipping and offshore projects. We do so through a multi disciplinary team that brings together finance, shipping, oil and gas and litigation lawyers.
As one of the world's leading shipbuilding practices, we act for both shipyards and owners/buyers and advise both on the drafting and negotiation of newbuilding construction contracts (VLCCs, bulk carriers, LNG/PNG vessels, ferries and cruise ships) and in the resolution of disputes arising under them.
We assist shipowners, builders, oil companies, oil and gas contractors, financiers and insurers through all phases of projects including corporate structures, design, negotiation of contracts, financing, delivery, installation, operations and decommissioning. We also have a strong reputation in advising those engaged in converting and repairing ships and offshore structures (whether as builders or buyers).
Our strong shipping practice complements the firm's highly regarded finance, corporate, tax and real estate practices, which enables us to provide a full service for major international shipping clients.
We were awarded UK Shipping Firm of 2009 by Acquisition Finance magazine.
We can help you with:
- Negotiating contract terms
- Drafting standard contracts for building, EPC/EPIC and operations
- Immediate specialist advice on urgent issues
- Financing, leasing and tax
- Builders/CAR insurance
- Dispute resolution and heavy weight litigation
- IPR protection and enforcement
- Competition law
- Corporate and JV structures
Outstanding, knowledgeable and super, super hard workers - one of the go-to firms for large-scale
Chambers UK 2013