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Maritime & Transport

Our Maritime & Transport team focus on contentious matters and are heavily involved in representing clients in high profile disputes in the region. We advise clients from the entire spectrum of the shipping and transport industry

Our team come from a variety of common and civil law backgrounds, providing advice onshore and in the Free Zones in line with international shipping practice. Our work covers most of the maritime activity including, purchase deals, finance, mortgage contracts, shipbuilding and repair, and vessel insurance. Our corporate and dispute resolution teams come together to advise on a wide range of aviation matters including, drafting commercial agreements and contracts, asset leasing and financing, cargo claims, passenger claims, sale and purchase deals and mergers & acquisitions.

We often work for large regional and international aircraft carriers, the automotive industry and advise the rail industry across the GCC region, providing advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Cyber security is a potential risk for many businesses in the transport industry, particularly the maritime industry as it looks to grow though investing in autonomous shipping and blockchain due to regulatory controls and cost pressure. We advise our clients on identifying potential cybersecurity threats to control and communications systems. Our team also handle matters related to data theft.

Our commercial and litigation experience within the industry allows us to provide a full-service legal offering to clients in this sector. Our corporate division provide due diligence, draft contracts and handle contract negotiations and transactions, whilst our dispute resolution team aid when matters become contentious, given we have the expertise to provide representation on complex local and national shipping and transport claims.

We offer comprehensive solutions, which include but are not limited to:

  • Shipping (cargo and hull)
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Freight & logistics
  • Cyber security