Our internationally recognised team acts for a range of regional and international clients, including P&I Clubs, underwriters, vessel and airline owners, transportation operators, charterers, commodity traders, ship repair yards, financial institutions, governmental authorities, port operators and regulators.
We handle contract negotiations and transactions, and to the extent disputes arise, act in arbitrations and engage our advocates, who are qualified to appear before all courts and tribunals of the UAE. Our team has access to an established network of technical experts and maintains excellent relationships with regulatory authorities and government departments.
The team advises on asset finance, mortgages, registrations and transfers; and is routinely involved in all aspects of maritime, trade and transport law, such as charterparties, bills of lading, international sale and commodity contracts, trade finance and documentary credits, marine insurance and collisions, shipbuilding, repair and conversion contracts, admiralty and cargo claims, salvage and general average, in addition to specialist oil pollution and environmental matters. We also advise the offshore engineering and construction businesses which are currently active in the UAE and the wider Arabian Gulf, together with the marine industries that service the same.
A specialist approach to all manner of trade and transport enables us to provide clients with a dedicated and expert team of lawyers who understand the commercial specifics of the industry. We advise and represent our clients during contract negotiations, transactions and disputes.
We advise on:
- charterparties and bills of lading issues and disputes
- international sale and commodity contracts and disputes
- admiralty and cargo claims
- marine insurance
- casualty, wrecks and collisions
- newbuilding, repair and conversion contracts
- multimodal transport
- oil pollution and environmental issues
- ship financing, letters of credit and trade and asset finance
- ship mortgages and registration
- international trade finance disputes
- aviation disputes
Our team has access to an established network of technical experts and maintains excellent relationships with regulatory authorities and government departments.