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.
In partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium, DWF is hosting a discussion on the trends and solutions UK-Europe ports and logistics operators are adopting to increase efficiency and capabilities, and deal with the challenges of keeping goods moving – whatever happens with Brexit.
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.
68% of surveyed respondents in our latest report believe that AI and its benefits for commercial transport are overhyped. Add to that the industry's concerns relating to data security, job losses, ethical use, personal privacy rights and potential liabilities arising out of the use of AI, and the conclusion must be that the adoption of AI in the transport industry is no slam dunk.
With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels? Read the fourth in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Blockchain has been hailed as the most disruptive technology in the transport sector since the introduction of the standard shipping container in the 1960s. Today, we cannot imagine shipping without containers. We believe that in the years ahead, the world will look back to the advent of blockchain technology in the same way.
Blockchain technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked. Read the third in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.