Our team has the specialist experience to understand your business needs and the capacity to handle all areas of shipping litigation work. Whatever the type of vessel, cargo or commodity, we will protect your interests and work with you to provide the solution you require.
From our offices in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul we frequently act in high profile disputes involving complex legal and commercial problems. We often have to advise on cross-border and jurisdictional disputes which has resulted in a considerable pool of experience relating to the majority of important maritime jurisdictions.
We service clients throughout the world, and our multinational team includes specialist lawyers fluent in many languages.
We can help you with:
"They are very knowledgeable, they are available 24 hours a day and the expertise and guidance are top-notch"
Chambers UK 2015
- arbitration and mediation
- bills of lading
- bunker disputes
- cargo loss and damage
- competition law
- contracts of affreightment
- e-commerce and electronic bills of lading
- fires and explosions
- general average disputes
- international trade and commodities
- maritime fraud investigation and litigation
- oil and gas, chemical products
- P&I and defence work
- personal injury
- port agency and terminal contracts
- ship sale and purchase disputes
- unsafe port and berth disputes
- vessel sharing, slot charter and pooling agreements.
Fiona Trust litigation
Fiona Trust - advising the successful parties against claims totalling US$1 billion in respect of alleged bribery in the Fiona Trust litigation.
Advising on potential claims relating to surrender of bills of lading for LNG cargoes and LOU for discharge of LNG.
Representing ship owners in a successful defence of a claim before the English court relating to the purchase of two VLCCs for conversion into production facilities.
New build dispute
Assisting shipyard in the successful defence of a series of claims relating to purported cancellation by ship owners due to delay.
LNG FPSO project offshore Israel
Acting for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd in relation to various disputes concerning a LNG FPSO project offshore Israel for the realisation and export of LNG from Israel. Total project value in excess of US$10 billion.
Advising owners following damage to a cargo of steel coils, including claims of fraudulent bills of lading, deviation and loss of profits.
Safe loading and carriage of goods
Acting for owner in a dispute relating to the safety of a concentrates cargo and permitted loading configurations for the vessel.
Detention of the vessel
Advising underwriters on a claim for constructive total loss following the detention of the vessel in Kuwait pending provision of security by owners. We arranged for a team in Kuwait to liaise with the local authorities, which led to the expedited release of the vessel.
Unsafe port claim
Advising in relation to a grounding in the Orinoco river leading to a US$20 million unsafe port claim with arbitration proceedings in London and New York.