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Our expertise

Marine Insurance

As a leading service provider in the insurance community, we bring expertise in insurance and reinsurance, complemented by a strong maritime background. Our range of services includes advisory and contentious support for Lloyd’s syndicates, company market insurers, and reinsurers globally, covering both London and international markets. We are trusted by international broking houses, intermediaries, captives, ship owners, charterers, and cargo owners.

Admiralty & Casualty Response

Our team of experienced partners and mariners is strategically placed around the world, ready to respond swiftly to casualties. Whether it's offering guidance on incidents involving injuries or fatalities, especially those attracting media attention or those spanning multiple jurisdictions, we have the expertise to navigate through.

Ports

Ports play a pivotal role in global trade, and our team advises a diverse range of clients, including global port and terminal operators, shipping lines, oil & gas contractors, construction companies, underwriters, and banks across the world.

Ship Finance

Whether you're a buyer, builder, operator, or financier, securing expert advice on your rights and liabilities is essential. Our finance lawyers, deeply entrenched in mainstream shipping law, provide comprehensive guidance to minimise risk exposure during transactions and achieve the best possible outcomes for your business.

Regulatory Solutions

In the ever-evolving landscape of global laws and regulations, we offer specialised legal advice. If our clients find themselves under investigation, we provide representation for regulatory prosecutions, tribunals, appeals, and judicial reviews. Our services also extend to advising and representing armed forces officers facing court martial proceedings.

Piracy

The persistent threat of piracy and hijackings remains a concern in the industry. Our expertise covers all aspects of piracy incidents, addressing both the legal and practical aspects of responding to hijackings, vessel releases, insurance considerations, and strategies to minimise the risk of recurrence.

Energy & infrastructure

Whether you're an oil and gas services firm, drilling operation, oil company, construction or fabrication entity, yard, refinery, terminal operator, an investor, or an insurer, we stand ready to support your projects and address any challenges that may arise. With a solid track record, we specialise in navigating complex and technical disputes, offering solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Aviation

From aircraft acquisition to managing major incidents, our legal professionals deliver high-quality advice and practical solutions for clients in the aviation sector. Drawing on our specialist legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of the aviation industry, we navigate the regulatory landscape, technological aspects, commercial issues, and economic context.

Yachts & Superyachts

Yachts and superyachts are valuable assets subject to changing laws and regulations, demanding specialised attention. Our lawyers, equipped with practical, experience-based solutions, safeguard the interests of our clients across all aspects of yachting. In the unlikely event of an emergency, our globally responsive law firm, with expert lawyers attuned to decisive action, ensures swift assistance and resolution.

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Publications

Recklessness in Sport

Is Recklessness a requirement in sports injury cases? Insurers, sport governing bodies, teams and venues are – rightly – increasingly...