Sector

Marine and Trade

The marine industry isn’t limited to one location. It’s diverse and global. It’s a complex industry presenting complexities and challenges across jurisdictions and interlinked organisations.

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Our marine work covers cross border disputes, sanctions, piracy, maritime security, the international sale of goods, financing and selling new and pre-owned vessels, leasing and management, transaction finalisation and regulatory filings, bareboat and time charters, and delivery and operation issues.

Whether you’re 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 sector specialists are experienced in directing organisations, such as yours, with commercially sensitive and decisive advice. 

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. Our clients include: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and Babcock.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"A top quality team, particularly in the field of marine insurance".

Some of the issues facing the Marine and Trade sectors are being discussed in our legal updates and contributions to the sector press.  Find out more »

 

How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for marine & trade.

Some of our experts

Jonathan Moss

Partner - Head of Transport Sector

I act for international traders, charterers, shipowners, insurers and reinsurers, handling commercial disputes. I also advise on day-to-day issues arising in the context of the sale of goods and their transportation.

Michael Kingston

Partner

I am a Partner specialising in dispute resolution at DWF. I have considerable experience in international dispute resolution representing clients in various court proceedings and arbitration bodies.