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Marine & Trade

The marine sector is experiencing complex and unique challenges across jurisdictions. 

Understanding the Marine & Trade sector

Our work covers wet and dry shipping. We represent our clients in cargo, charterparty, cross border disputes and advise on challenges facing the sector including sanctions, maritime piracy, maritime security and arrests.

Our expertise extends to the global sale of goods, as well as financing and selling new and pre-owned vessels and superyachts. Other specialisms include: leasing and management, transaction finalisation, regulatory filings, drafting of bareboat and time charters and also delivery and operation.

Our Marine & Trade team deliver industry knowledge and expertise

Whether you are an international trade or commodities company, an insurer or reinsurer, a P&I Club or shipbuilder, bank or finance house - or even involved in insurance, tax or overseas legal services - our recognised maritime law sector specialists are experienced in directing organisations, such as yours, with commercially sensitive and decisive advice.

We also have extensive corporate experience in the sector and have provided specialist advice on mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters to port owners, operators and associated businesses around the world.

Working on contentious or non-contentious wet or dry matters, we combine a commitment to service excellence with innovative, sustainable legal solutions. Our proven track record across the sector is recognised in the legal directories, where our broad industry team is praised for its insight, understanding and knowledge.

Latest reports and downloads

Delivering the goods: Harnessing technology to drive the transport of the future
Read our report on how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrification are transforming the transport sector.
Sanctions and the transport sector
The sanctions landscape is fast evolving and requires companies to be alert and aware. DWF explores how global transportation providers have responded to sanctions and what may come next. 

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