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Maritime Contracts


Our service portfolio naturally also includes advice on all the typical maritime contracts and terms and conditions. We regularly advise clients on the drafting and review of

  • Charter parties (C/P)
  • Bills of lading (B/L)
  • Sea waybills
  • Pool agreements
  • Ship management contracts

Disputes – help you can rely on

We represent shipping companies and P&I clubs, as well as cargo interests and their insurers, in disputes relating to damage to all kinds of cargo. We also advise and represent our clients in charter party disputes across all sectors (bulk, container, tanker, LNG), mostly in the form of arbitration proceedings.

Contract disputes typically involve:

  • Cargo claims
  • Demurrage and freight disputes
  • Safe berth/safe port
  • Cancellation claims
  • Bunker disputes
  • Enforcement and arrest
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