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Shipping and international trade

Our specialist Shipping and International Trade team will help you find simple solutions to complex matters - on land or at sea.

An integrated client-focused practice, our team, based in Hong Kong and Singapore, covers the entire Asia-Pacific region. We can help you navigate a broad range of issues relating to all types of businesses associated with shipping and international trade.

We have a dedicated team of lawyers and mariners who specialise in a range of matters from dry shipping, marine casualty response to commodities and recoveries, and shipbuilding and repairing.

We advise on international sales contracts and documentary credit disputes relating to hard and soft commodities as well as food stuffs and retail consumables. We act on issues arising from other forms of transportation including contracts of carriage for road, rail and air, particularly those complicated by multi-jurisdictional matters including customs-related complications and offences, and pollution issues.

Clients range from international underwriters, P&I Clubs, ship owners, charterers, freight forwarders, cargo recovery agents, banks and trading companies. We take on litigating and arbitrating disputes involving bills of lading, charterparties, marine insurance policies, P&I and FD&D claims.

The Team