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Transport emergency response number: +971 56 696 2679 • Cargo Claims • Dispute Resolution • Employment • Insurance • Mergers and Acquisitions • Ship Building • Ship Finance • Trading

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Our Transport Practice is an integral part of this dynamic sector in the Middle East. The Practice has been developed to cater for the needs of clients who require a global legal perspective with a strong understanding and appreciation of the specific requirements of local and regional law.

Our lawyers come from a range of jurisdictions and backgrounds including private practice to in-house counsel for major multinational companies and they are well-positioned to provide a full range of legal services.

In addition to the traditional services provided to our clients, we work closely with our other Practices to offer 360-degree legal support across the full range of legal requirements.  This comprehensive offering ensures that we act for some of the leading regional and international institutions in the shipping, aviation and insurance sector.

We are able to provide legal services, including research, advice and opinions on all aspects relevant to our client industries from cargo claims, employment matters, asset leasing and finance to asset sale and purchase deals.

Whether as court advocates or legal consultants, our specialist lawyers have substantial exposure in handling complex industry-specific disputes as they arise and in providing sound commercial advice and drafting to prevent future disputes.

Our Expertise

We are regularly required to support clients from these industries in the areas of:

  • Dispute resolution
    We have varied experience including acting for numerous shipping and aviation companies and underwriters in litigation and arbitration concerning cargo claims, personal injury claims and aircraft damage claims, support regarding seizure and arrest of regionally based assets and advising underwriters on a full range of claims. Our experience in dispute resolution throughout the region is undisputed.

  • Employment
    we advise on all aspects of crew employment including contracts and proceedings.

  • Insurance
    We advise on all matters related to shipping and corporate insurance.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    We advising private and corporate clients on all aspects of M&A.

  • Ship Finance
    We support and advise many clients on a full range of ship finance including Islamic compliant finance and debt and mortgage financing.

  • Ship Building
    We advise on ship building contracts whether for vessel owners or yards including drafting all necessary documents and performing necessary due diligence.

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