Maritime Law Shipping and Admiralty Law

Maritime Shipping Admiralty LawAt GMM Maritime Shipping Firm, we work on matters of Maritime Shipping Law, Admiralty Law, commercial and civil law. We are very knowledgeable about the legal system of liability for ship-owners within Maritime Shipping Law, which is the basis for shipping operations contracts. In addition to the private legal system of Maritime Shipping Law, we have studied the main international agreements on public Maritime Shipping Law thoroughly. We are thus prepared to take part in any dispute-related matter, or in the drawing up of any type of plans.

Areas of practice within Maritime Shipping Law

Among other areas of knowledge within Maritime Shipping Law, we can point to:

– Marine insurance and general average

  • P&I Clubs and legal defence cover (FD&D, Freight, Demurrage & Defence)
  • Hull and machinery marine insurance
  • Marine Insurance of goods
  • Special clauses (war risk, loss of earnings)
  • Claims for personal and material loss
  • Ship wreck or break-up of vessels

Seaworthiness and unseaworthiness of vessels within Maritime Shipping Law

– Pollution of the marine environment

Comprehensive advice to Shipping companies and Agents

– Registration of vessels and flagging

Registration of Vessels | Flagging

– Sale and purchase of vessels

  • International sale and purchase contracts
  • Mortgages, charges and liens on vessels
  • Classification and valuation of vessels
  • Latent defects and fitness of vessels
  • Banking management, deposits and price-related payments
  • After-sales services and disencumbrance of vessels

– Construction and financing of vessels

– Chartering (voyage time and bareboat charters) and leasing of vessels

– Delays and other conflicts relating to voyage charter and time charters (Lay/Can)

– Cancellation and nullity of contract clauses

– On-hire and off-hire

– Carriage of goods by sea contracts documented in bill of ladings

– Port towing and transportation towing (ocean towing)

– Liability of the ship-owner within Maritime Shipping Law

– Commercial contracts in general

– National and international administrative sanctions (tariffs, pollution and other ship detention causes)

Marine accidents

– Losses and other accidents specific to Maritime Shipping Law

  • Collisions
  • Grounding and sinking
  • Pollution by vessels
  • Marine discoveries
  • Salvage and special marine towing contracts

All matters relating to Maritime Shipping Law are analysed from a legal and technical perspective. Our maritime shipping lawyers and arbitrators all study the topics put to us, alongside maritime consultants. These GMM Maritime Shipping Legal practice consultants include top-flight inspectors of vessels and cargoes, naval officers, captains in the merchant navy and naval engineers.

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