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Shipbuilding, Ship Sale and Purchase


Shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase are central to maritime business. We offer comprehensive advice to shipping companies, shipyards, banks, investors and insurance companies in relation to all relevant contracts, e.g.:

  • Shipbuilding contracts
  • Shipbuilding supervision contracts
  • Repair and conversion contracts
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Contracts for the supply of vessel equipment
  • Contracts relating to offshore platforms, vessels and equipment

We provide advice on all contract matters

We regularly advise on the drafting and review of contracts and all related documentation (such as performance and refund guarantees) covering all types of vessels, from conventional commercial bulk and container vessels through to specialist vessels for the offshore industry.

We are familiar with all market standard forms (e.g. NSF 2012, Newbuildcon). Our expert specialists are also experienced in drafting customised contracts. We are frequently directly involved in negotiations between builders and buyers and/or financiers and we assist during the closing process and with registration issues.

Always by your side in disputes

We represent our clients in disputes in court and in arbitration proceedings in the following matters:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Technical disputes
  • Cancellation and termination disputes
  • Disputes resulting from delay or deficient performance
  • Claims under guarantees
  • Insurance claims
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