Our marine work covers cargo, charterparty, cross border disputes, sanctions, piracy, arrests, maritime security, the international sale of goods, financing and selling new and pre- owned vessels, leasing and management, transaction finalisation and regulatory filings, drafting of bareboat and time charters, and delivery and operation issues.
"DWF is noted for its experience in marine insurance disputes and the team continues to act for the insurers of a vessel that was struck by a whale and sank off the coast of Mexico in March 2016; is advising a major German insurance group in a claim relating to the Tianjin Port explosion; and is advising an independent insurer in relation to claims relating to a fire on a vessel carrying palm oil."– Legal 500 2019 Shipping
Whether you are an international trade or commodities company, an insurer or reinsurer, a P&I club or shipbuilder, bank or finance house, or even involved in insurance, tax or overseas legal services our recognised maritime law sector specialists are experienced in directing organisations, such as yours, with commercially sensitive and decisive advice.
We also have extensive corporate experience in the sector and have provided specialist advice on mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters to port owners, operators and associated businesses around the world.
Working on contentious or non-contentious, wet or dry matters, we combine a commitment to service excellence with innovative, sustainable legal solutions. Our proven track record, across the sector is recognised in the legal directories, where our broad industry team is praised for its insight, understanding and knowledge.
You are invited to a discussion of how the UK's regional airports and ports are evolving to keep pace with global competition, advances in technology, service demand and the potential impact of Brexit. This event will also look at how the design, maintenance and infrastructure of these transport hubs can improve regional connectivity.
Amidst heightened tensions in the Middle East, an Iranian oil tanker 'Sabiti ' has been damaged by what Iranian media said was a rocket attack. Whilst the explosion caused an oil spill into the Red Sea, this was brought under control, according to Iranian news agency, IRNA and the crew was reported to be safe. However, what will be the implications for the insurance industry? Jonathan Moss, Head of Marine & Trade at DWF, explores the cost to the insurance market.
Jonathan Branton comments on the announcement made by the UK Government that £30 million is being made available so that major ports are ready for Brexit and beyond.
A key summary by Babita Ambekar, Head of India: Corporate at DWF, on the latest proposals raised by Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, with respect to the further opening up of select industry sectors to additional foreign direct investment.
It is the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine as legislators across the globe clamp down on the sale of fossil fueled vehicles and electric vehicles present themselves as a viable alternative. Provided the right legal and commercial conditions exist, there is the opportunity for a real power shift in the world of commercial transport.