HAS & Partners has extensive experience in the transport industry and works with a range of clients in the maritime sector. We act for marine insurers, insurance brokers, carriers, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipbrokers, charterers, P & I Clubs and other participants in the maritime and shipping industry.
We advise on a range of matters including:
– marine insurance policies, including hull and cargo, carriers’ liability and load and ship repairers’ policies
-claims in relation to lost or damaged cargo
– charterparty disputes, including disputes as to laytime and demurrage
-general contract disputes including storage and repair disputes
-liability of intermediaries such as insurance brokers, freight forwarders and ship brokers
-marine casualties, collisions, groundings and salvage claims
-claims by crew and passengers, including personal injury claims
-occupational health and safety compliance issues
-industrial relations and risk management issues
-vessel licensing, registration and certification requirements
-marine pollution incidents
-securing maritime property, ship arrest and admiralty litigation
-general average claims
-alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.