Transportation and trade

Our world leading transportation and trade practice offers a breadth of services to clients in the aviation, shipping, trade, rail and road sectors. Our clients include many of the world's largest airlines, airports, shipowners, shipyards, financiers, lessors, commodities traders and private sector rail operators and owning groups.
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We work with a wide range of clients from the transportation and trade sector and advise on the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Trade
  • Rail and Road

We can support clients throughout the full lifecycle, from financing and construction, through to operations and dispute resolution. Whether it's a complex matter affecting your entire business or a more routine matter, we have the knowledge and expertise through our international network to assist you.

We have particular expertise in:

  • Financings, including private wealth
  • Construction
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Litigation 
  • Arbitration
  • Casualty response
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulations

"They are a standout firm; they are very active and are experts."
Chambers UK 2021

Lawyer

Kirsty MacHardy Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2440
M:  +44 7798 635 760 Email Kirsty Office:  London

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COP27 and the flight path to Net Zero: progress made by the aviation industry since COP26

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22 Nov 2022

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Rania Tadros receives 'Woman in Shipping Award' at The Maritime Standard Awards 2022

Stephenson Harwood Dubai office managing partner Rania Tadros has been honoured with the 'Woman in Shipping Award' at The Maritime Standard Awards 2022.

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21 Nov 2022

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Stephenson Harwood advises Transportation Partners on Lion Air Group restructuring

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11 Nov 2022

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UK sanctions: prohibition on the maritime transportation of crude and petroleum oil and products

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15 Aug 2022

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03 Aug 2022

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Stephenson Harwood advises QBE in English High Court success

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29 Jul 2022

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22 Jul 2022

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11 Jul 2022

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06 Jun 2022

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26 May 2022

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In early February, we published an article on the legal implications of the escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis.

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24 May 2022

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Stephenson Harwood advises on delivery of Crossrail

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04 May 2022

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12 Apr 2022

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Who is the future customer of the railway? Top 10 takeaways from our top table dinner

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16 Feb 2022

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Stephenson Harwood advises Air France on its first green financing of a new Airbus A350-900 aircraft

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07 Feb 2022

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UK Department for Transport proposes post-Brexit shake up of airline passenger compensation and greater powers to enforce breaches of consumer law

On 31 January 2022, the UK Department for Transport ("DfT") announced the launch of its consultation on Aviation Consumer Policy Reform, building on themes set out in ..

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