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Alberta Longanesi Cattani

Department Sale & purchase transactions, Maritime, Shipping dispute resolution Qualified 2013 Education (University) Bocconi University, BPP Law School Languages Italian (native)

Alberta Longanesi Cattani

You, Alberta Longanesi Cattani
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Alberta specialises in shipping dispute resolution as well as on non-contentious shipping matters and, in particular, has experience of advising both buyers and sellers on sale and purchase transactions of merchant vessels.

Alberta regularly handles disputes relating to the full range of shipping contracts, advising and acting for P&I clubs, charterers, shipowners and trading companies, with a focus on charterparties.

Alberta’s expertise extends to shipping transactional matters, mainly assisting buyers and sellers in ship sale and purchase matters through multiple jurisdictions and time zones. Being Italian, Alberta has an international focus which has proven to be valuable for transactional matters.

She also assists clients with debt recovery and enforcement actions and has acted for clients in LMAA arbitration proceedings, Commercial Court cases and mediations.


My aim is to understand the clients’ needs and to provide solutions, keeping in mind the commercial context in which clients operate”

Professional associations & memberships 

  • Royal Yachting Association

  • Toastmasters International

What you may not know about Alberta

Alberta is Italian, from Venice. She is a passionate skier and sailor. She enjoys rowing on the Thames as well as on the Venetian lagoon.

My matter highlights

  • Frequently advising on disputes concerning unpaid hire, laytime and demurrage, and assisting in related maritime arbitrations and Commercial Court trials

  • Assisting buyers and sellers in negotiating the purchasing and selling of second-hand tonnage

  • Acting for owners in a two-week LMAA arbitration following damage to a vessel during line-clearing operations when loading a cargo of palm oil

  •  Assisting in the enforcement of arbitral awards

My recent publications

Insights / Bulletin 9: Covid-19 & Impact of the Environment on the Superyacht Industry

23-07-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

The COVID-19 pandemic has evidenced the inextricable and delicate connection between the environment, our health and the economy. This is of paramount importance to the superyacht industry, as the enjoyment of clean seas and of unspoilt nature is the essence of the yachting experience.

Bulletin 9: Covid-19 & Impact of the Environment on the Superyacht Industry

News / Bulletin 6: Notaries

12-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

In this week’s bulletin we look at the situation in various jurisdictions in relation to notary services.

Bulletin 6: Notaries

News / Bulletin 3: Covid-19 and Force Majeure

14-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have increasingly been asked by our clients to advise on whether the pandemic itself or events arising out of COVID-19 amount to force majeure events, excusing one or both parties from performing all or part of their obligations under a contract. In this bulletin, we will consider how force majeure events are defined and how this is relevant to the yacht industry in the context of COVID-19, with a particular focus on yacht-building contracts and yacht charters.

Bulletin 3: Covid-19 and Force Majeure