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Shipping & Maritime

13 January 2020

CMS has 74 offices in 42 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Russia, China, Hong Kong, North Africa and Latin America. We are recognised as a leading law firm both in the UK and globally, delivering a one-stop solution for clients. Unlike the traditional one-off transactional approach, our model is built on strong, trusted and long-term relationships with our clients. By understanding your strategy and culture we are able to offer practical and relevant commercial legal advice to meet your needs.

We offer a distinctive, technology-driven offering to clients, bringing together market-leading sector specialists with outstanding global reach, underpinned by a 250 year heritage in the City and Scotland.

Our shipping and maritime practice We have extensive experience advising across the maritime industry from FPSOs to offshore support vessels and from ferries to fishing boats.

We are recognised as a leading and trusted adviser to a wide range of clients within the sector including financial institutions, leading national and international private companies, the ‘supermajors’ in the oil and gas market, as well as national and local governmental bodies.

Our industry knowledge and specialist expertise allow us to offer clients much more than just technical legal advice; we are also able to advise on market practice, negotiating positions and risk assessment informed by a thorough understanding of local and international issues.

Our advice spans:

  • shipbuilding contracts and procurement;
  • vessel sale and purchase;
  • marine insurance;
  • charterparties, leasing and ship management;
  • financing and security arrangements;
  • operational maritime issues;
  • transportation of goods by sea;
  • harbour access arrangements;
  • health & safety; and
  • disputes and arbitration.

To read our Shipping and Marine brochure in full, please click on the PDF below.

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Authors

Picture of Ian Herbert
Ian Herbert
Partner
London
Picture of Eleanor lane
Eleanor Lane
Partner
Glasgow
Picture of Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw
Partner
London
Picture of Tim Elliott
Tim Elliott
Partner
London
Gordon Hay
Gordon Hay
Partner
Edinburgh
Picture of Keith Wilson
Keith Wilson
Partner
London
Picture of Nicholas Ross-McCall
Nicholas Ross-McCall
Partner
London
Valerie Allan
Valerie Allan
Partner
Aberdeen
Picture of Adrian Bell
Adrian Bell
Partner
London
Picture of Jan Burgess
Jan Burgess
Partner
Aberdeen
Picture of Colin Hutton
Colin Hutton
Partner
Edinburgh
Picture of Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson
Partner
London
Picture of Ted Rhodes
Ted Rhodes
Partner
Rio de Janeiro
Bob Palmer
Gemma Lampert
Tim Hardy FCIArb
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