Legal assistance and advice in relation to carriage of goods by sea – whether pursuant to a charterparty, bill of lading or other transport document – is an important area of our maritime law practice. We assist with legal issues involving carriage of goods by sea, such as chartering, transport of general cargo and contracts of affreightment.
We provice assistance within all shipping sectors, including tankers, containers, bulk cargoes, project cargoes, ferries and offshore support vessels and we represent clients before courts and tribunals in liability cases, including under C/P’s, the Hague-Rules, Hague-Visby Rules and national law, and offer advice on all other legal aspects of sea carriage.
Wet maritime law
Casualties, groundings, collisions and pollution from ships (including oil pollution) constitute particular risks in the maritime industry. We assist clients in all cases concerning wet maritime law, including on liability in tort, liability vis-à-vis public authorities, liability for wreck removal, issues of salvage etc. In cases arising from major casualties we have provided advice on liability issues and on global limitation of liability.
For many years Michael Boje-Larsen has worked with P&I Club Skuld, Copenhagen, and has extensive knowledge of this area. Jesper Windahl and David Rubin have recently advised clients in connection with casualties resulting from collision and on arrest issues.
We have significant expertise within all aspects of transport- and marine insurance.
International maritime law
By nature shipping and maritime law is international. In matters involving issues such as arrest, the establishment of limitation funds and dispute resolution, the choice of jurisdiction – and the speed with which legal steps are commenced – may be of significant importance to safeguarding clients’ interests. We protect our client’s interests in international cases in collaboration with our foreign correspondent law firms.
Our clients include Danish and foreign shipowners, operators, charterers, shipbrokers, agents, stevedores, insurers and P&I Clubs.