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We have many years of experience in shipbuilding and are at the forefront of acting for shipowners and builders globally. We have handled hundreds of shipbuilding matters over recent years and believe we have more experience than any other law firm. Our experience acting for all parties involved in such matters means we have an in-depth understanding of the issues.

We advise on the wording of newbuilding, conversion and repair contracts and associated performance and refund guarantees. Our experience includes the drafting of many contracts from scratch and we often participate in negotiations.

We advise borrowers and lenders on ship finance transactions, primary and bareboat registration, refinancing and workouts and related advisory work.

Our contract experts are also litigators. We draw on our experience of disputes when drafting and negotiating contracts. We know where the problems may arise, because we have seen many of them before. Our aim is to prevent our clients from getting into trouble in the first place. Often we use this litigation experience to advise our clients behind the scenes on how to avoid disputes during projects without the other party even knowing of our involvement.

We regularly deal with legal, contractual and technical matters, and liaise with consultants such as programming experts, quantity surveyors, naval architects and engineers.

We know litigation is often not the best solution and employ a range of tools, from dialogue, through structured negotiations, to formal alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

For more information and to discuss your requirements contact Chris Kidd or Paul Ho

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