We are Stibbe Shipping specialists

From transport of goods and passengers over sea to shipping disputes, our lawyers understand every aspect of the shipping law, creating strategic and effective solutions to difficult issues.


We are acutely aware of the financial and legal challenges shipping companies and large ports face. We guide them through all issues ensuring their commercial and legal requirements are met.

With many years’ experience, our specialists handle a broad spectrum of issues including structuring complex cross-border financings of ship constructions, port and harbour infrastructure, the incorporation of ownership companies, litigation and dispute resolution, the financing of maritime assets and corporate matters relating to ship operations.

Furthermore, our team acts on contractual breaches, infringement of ownership rights, portage and commissioning and decommissioning of vessel.

Of particular note is our advice regarding various contracts involved in port operations, handling the structures behind the operations, and dealing with complex accidents or incidents in the port.

As an integrated full-service firm, we are able to combine our extensive knowledge of maritime and port law with other areas such as labour law, energy law and administrative and environmental law. This ensures we provide the most coordinated and efficient service possible.

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Market recognition

This full-service firm's shipping team is predominantly sought for strategic advice on maritime transactions.

Chambers Europe 2013, Shipping chapter

"A firm with great analytical skills, quick answers and a friendly attitude"

Chambers Europe 2012, Shipping chapter

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