ž We act for the heart of the maritime industry – shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, financiers, port authorities and government, P&I clubs and insurers – and clients across the broader trade commodities and energy sector.
ž We offer clients the confidence of advice based on decades of experience and proven reputation in the shipping industry. We are focused on providing pragmatic commercial solutions and understanding the issues affecting our clients and serving to their best interests. Our lawyers routinely advise on high-profile, ground-breaking cases.
ž Our international coverage means that we can manage disputes wherever they arise. Early settlement is often a key objective – our reputation and experience enhances our ability to achieve swift results and the best possible solution for our clients. Through experience, we adopt the most appropriate method (or combination of methods) – whether negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation – to achieve the best result. Whichever approach is adopted, the threat of legal proceedings is a real and immediate one that enables us to negotiate from a position of strength. We are the largest user of LMAA and Admiralty and Commercial Court procedures, and experienced in all the main arbitral centres and rules including LCIA, ICC, ICSID and SIAC and specialist centres such as RSA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA and LME.