Admiralty & Maritime

We count among our clients many of the world’s leading shipbuilders, owners, charterers, financiers, port authorities and governments, P&I clubs, insurers and energy sector members.
 
The majority of our shipping team’s work is comprised of high stakes dispute resolution work- historically many of the cases have become landmark cases in the Maritime Law field. Our shipping lawyers, many of whom are former judges or former mariners, have assisted clients in major maritime casualty cases worldwide, including but not limited to cases relating to ship fires, sinkings, groundings, collisions and pollution incidents.
 
Among Chinese firms, Co-effort is one of the firms with highest frequency of appearances in front of the Chinese Maritime Court. Our lawyers also regularly appear in ship-building and offshore construction arbitration proceedings in the key industry arbitral centers including CMAC, LMAA, ICDR and SIAC, where  many of our partners themselves also serve as arbitrators

 

Marine Contracts
Co-effort has one of the largest and best regarded teams in this field. We provide services relating to Bills of Lading, Charter parties, other carriage contracts, marine insurance, shipbuilding and construction contracts, employment and personal injury.
 
Marine Insurance
Co-effort provides both contentious and advisory services to ship owners, charterers, hull and cargo insurers and P&I clubs on all insurance matters, including recoveries, shipbuilding & offshore construction - builders risks, pollution, P&I, FD&D, charterer's liability.
 
Marine Casualty Cases
 Acting for owners and insurers, Co-effort’s team boasts extensive experience relating to handling cases arising from collisions, fires and explosions, grounding, total loss, oil pollution liabilities, pilotage, wreck removal, claims in tort relating to port operation, fishery and agriculture claims, ship arrests, liens and cargo auctions, maritime injunctions.
 
Shipbuilding and Offshore Construction
Co-effort provides legal services to most of the biggest Chinese shipyards- including contract drafting and negotiations (newly built and refit projects and specialized vessels such as LNG, LPG, FPSO, FLNG and intervention vessels), novation agreements, tax lease financing agreements, refund guarantees, performance guarantees and warranty bonds, early/late performance bonuses, option agreements, procurement of financing, yard liens, warranty claims.
 
Cross-Border Dispute Resolution
Co-effort’s litigation partners all have more than ten years of industry experience and many of them are former judges with major Chinese maritime courts- their expertise is highly regarded in the industry. The team has also successfully represented clients before most of the major international arbitration centers.

 

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