Shipping and logistics
Our specialist Shipping and logistics team will help you find simple solutions to complex matters - on land or at sea.
We have an integrated team of experienced lawyers present in Hong Kong, Singapore and London providing a full sector-focused service from dry shipping and marine casualty response to recoveries, shipbuilding and freight forwarding.
We have particular expertise in securing claims, whether by ship arrests or other urgent injunctive action.
We also advise and act on matters arising from other forms of transportation including contracts for carriage by road, rail and air, particularly those complicated by multi-jurisdictional issues.
Our team will be there for you before a dispute arises, providing around-the-clock support and advice which is both legal and practical, enabling you to make time-critical decisions. With decades of experience between them, including time spent in-house, our team understands the industry and commercial imperatives which drive it. We offer a cost-effective, results-driven service and are always happy to discuss non-traditional fee structures where appropriate and permitted by law.
Clients include international underwriters, P&I Clubs, ship owners and operators, charterers, freight forwarders, cargo recovery agents, banks and trading companies.
In jurisdictions where we do not have a physical presence, we have strong relationships with leading local independent firms.
Meet the team
... singled out by some for its prowess in marine cargo liability claims.Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
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... detailed and thorough in how they analyse the issues.Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
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Stuart Shepherd recently joined RPC from Ince & Co and is "highly experienced in the field and understands the industry extremely well," reports a source. He has considerable experience across the full range of physical commodities, covering oil, gas, coal, metals and others.Chambers UK 2017
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... able to assess the balance between legal considerations and commercial issues.Chambers Asia Pacific 2017