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Marine Disputes

With decades of experience in shipping, casualty, offshore, international transportation, trade, shipbuilding, ports and insurance industries, we protect our clients’ interests in all aspects of their operations. 

Our highly experienced lawyers bring a deep understanding of the shipping sector as well as marine industry issues, providing advice and hands-on support that takes your commercial realities into account. 

Local insight, global reach: with lawyers in 20 African countries, our teams understand the political, legal, cultural and regulatory issues in the region. Our global Africa team itself comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

As one of the world’s largest law firms, we can deliver a fully coordinated approach across multiple jurisdictions, drawing on multiple legal and commercial disciplines. We have the flexibility to marshal focused teams, calling on lawyers who are experienced in all aspects of shipping and marine-related cases. 

In addition to non-contentious marine lawyers and litigators, we advise in related areas such as regulatory and government affairs, corporate crime, investigations, commercial litigation, finance and projects, restructuring, corporate transactions, employment, intellectual property and technology, real estate and tax. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • shipbuilding disputes, both in relation to quality issues and finance problems
  • offshore engineering and construction
  • ship finance disputes and loan restructurings
  • charterparties
  • bills of lading
  • sale of goods and documentary credits
  • derivatives
  • maritime casualties
  • marine insurance
  • personal injuries 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.