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Maritime, Aviation and Transport

With the increasing globalization of trade, an understanding of the laws pertaining to the ever more complex transportation industry becomes critical. We combine our knowledge of several disciplines to provide effective legal representation and sound business assistance in this field.

Maritime law often involves the overlap of the laws in several different legal fields. A vessel is usually flying the flag of one country, carrying goods belonging to a party in another country, and docked in the port of a third country. Such cases raise complex issues of jurisdiction. Effective legal representation involves an understanding of legal systems in different countries as well as the international regulations such as the Hague Convention and Hamburg Convention which are evolving constantly. A law firm involved in this legal field has to constantly follow the evolution of the international transportation regulations including liabilities towards customs and international regulations governing maritime and aviation transport, such as the International Maritime Organization or the International Civil Aviation Organization in addition to local port regulations. We help our clients navigate through the maze of laws and rules that surround this highly regulated industry. We have also been involved in the drafting of contracts for the lease and chartering of vessels and in disputed claims related to the insurance of vessels and transported goods.

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