We offer clients the confidence of advice based on decades of experience in the shipping industry. We are focused on providing pragmatic commercial solutions and understanding the issues affecting our clients to best meet their needs. We represent the heart of the maritime industry: shipbuilders, ship owners, charterers, salvage operators, financiers, port authorities, governments, and insurers. As a result, our attorneys routinely advise on high-profile, ground-breaking cases.
Our global presence means that we can manage disputes wherever they arise. Early settlement is often a key objective – our reputation and experience enhance 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 requires us to negotiate from a position of strength. We are the largest user of LMAA and Admiralty and Commercial Court procedures and are experienced with rules governing main arbitration centers like LCIA, ICC, ICSID and SIAC and specialist centers such as RSA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, and LME.