“Deep sector knowledge.”

Disputes & legal advice

Our barristers act for parties in disputes and provide legal advice in respect of the design and construction of ships, yachts, mobile offshore drilling units, fixed and floating offshore installations, and offshore wind farms.

We are proficient at working with buyers/owners, designers, shipyards, contractors, sub-contractors, banks, insurers, vendors and suppliers.

Project support

Our legal knowledge covers newbuilds, conversions, repairs and all stages of offshore construction: load-out, transit, installation and hook-up of offshore installations, subsea equipment and associated pipelines. We are able to draft and negotiate commercial contracts and carry out due diligence reviews.

Asset life-cycle

We also handle legal issues which arise throughout the asset life-cycle (commissioning, inspection, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of offshore installations and ship recycling).

Areas of Legal Expertise

Our legal expertise includes:

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International arbitration

We act as counsel in arbitrations (ad hoc and institutional). We are familiar with institution rules including those of the:

We are also able to assist in other forms of alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Written offers
  • Negotiation
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Mediation
  • Expert determination