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Navigating the shipping and logistics sector

Our highly-ranked team provides practical legal solutions to clients across the shipping and logistics sector. We have the legal expertise and industry knowledge to support our clients’ disputes, insurance, transactional and finance needs across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Our clients include shipowners, operators, freight forwarders, cargo interests, port and terminal operators, insurers, banks and financial leasing companies. We work closely with International Group and fixed-premium P&I Clubs, cargo underwriters and other commercial marine insurers. We have probably the busiest ship arrest practice in Hong Kong, with experience of arrests and release of vessels, including negotiating security guarantees and bail bonds, as well as taking action to obtain security for claims in many other jurisdictions via arrest or similar proceedings.

"The lawyers are highly professional and experienced. They can handle different types of leasing projects, and the quality and efficiency are guaranteed."

Legal 500

CMS provides a ‘client-focused‘ service to freight forwarders, P&I clubs, port terminals and cargo interests, among others. It has a notable strength in shipping litigation and arbitration, and is extremely active in ship arrest matters. [The team] is highlighted for its ability to find ‘extremely innovative ways to obtain the best results for clients.

Legal 500, 2022

"Handling an array of shipping finance and litigation matters with a global scope, CMS Hong Kong continues to gain traction in the market."

Legal 500


CMS further expands its Hong Kong Shipping and Insurance practice with...
International law firm CMS has further strengthened its shipping and insurance offering with the appointment of Richard Oakley in its Hong Kong office. Richard, who is a solicitor and master mariner...