Due to the firm’s extensive involvement in the arena, Al Suwaidi & Company’s maritime lawyers offer pragmatic solutions to various maritime predicaments faced by our clients.
With a vast array of knowledge on the operation of the overall maritime market, we offer legal solutions which extend to the ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ side of the practice. From charter parties, shipbuilding, cargo claims to ship finance, Al Suwaidi & Company lawyers are highly skilled to handle the variety of issues that arise in the maritime industry.
We represent a diverse range of clients serving the maritime industry, including ship operators and owners, agents such as forwarding and ship agents, bunker suppliers, traders, charterers and more.
The firm’s finance practice covers traditional asset-backed ship finance, leasing transactions and other custom-tailored financings as well as capital raided in the public and private markets. We provide ongoing counsel on charter parties, restructuring and maritime lien enforcement.
Our lawyers serve as special counsels in mergers and acquisitions involving foreign and domestic maritime-related assets. We also advise on ship construction and repair contracts as well as vessel sale and purchase matters.
Al Suwaidi & Company handle complex commercial disputes arising from agreements unique to the maritime industry such as in relation to marine casualty, loss of cargo and pollution claims. Moreover, we handle coverage disputes with regard to cargo, hull and marine general liability insurance on behalf of marine insurers.
Our shipping specialists are also equipped to advise on issues pertaining to international antitrust and competition law applicable to the maritime industry. We advise on all matters of antitrust compliance, review M&A, joint venture transactions and defend clients in private antitrust class actions.
We are involved in increasingly varied and complex maritime transactions around the world including vessel construction and finance, port development, large-scale dredge projects, oil and commodities trading, energy projects and maritime private equity deals. With that said, we strive to put our clients’ businesses at the forefront amongst the legal and regulatory climate with our familiarity with the traditional principles and evolving trends of shipping practice.
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