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Maritime Litigation

As one of the top law firms serving the shipping industry, we regularly represent clients in disputes involving maritime transactions, as well as in non-maritime litigation arising from shipping transactions.

Among our clients are the leading marine lenders, institutional investors, bondholders, issuers, shareholders, publicly and privately held shipping companies, operators, ship managers and others involved in the business and financial aspects of shipping.  We handle loan defaults, workouts, restructurings, vessel arrests, seizures and foreclosures worldwide, including very high profile shipping disputes, as well as securities claims against publicly held shipping enterprises.

As counsel for debtors, as well as creditors (including lenders and investors), we have been involved in the most significant workouts and bankruptcies in the history of the shipping business.

In addition, we handle marine insurance coverage disputes, marine insurance claims, charter party disputes, marine casualties, oil spills, cargo loss or damage, and many other more traditional maritime matters.

We have expertise with shipping derivatives (swaps, forwards, etc.), and with commercial disputes that arise in the shipping context, such as trade claims, hedging disputes, delay claims and disputes under letters of credit.