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.