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Maritime law and admiralty law

Practice areas


Maritime and admiralty law is one of the oldest legal disciplines, deeply intertwined with marine transportation, international trade, international clearing, insurance and other related fields. Dentons’ dedicated Maritime and Admiralty Law practice comprises a seasoned team of lawyers and profession...


Maritime and admiralty law is one of the oldest legal disciplines, deeply intertwined with marine transportation, international trade, international clearing, insurance and other related fields. Dentons’ dedicated Maritime and Admiralty Law practice comprises a seasoned team of lawyers and professionals with distinguished academic backgrounds and deep professional experience.

We have advised foreign and domestic clients on a wide range of issues relating to maritime law, international trade, marine transportation, international clearing and marine insurance.


Key services in this area include:

? Contract disputes

Disputes relating to cargo damage claims, loss of goods and late or incorrect deliveries under bills of lading and waybills

Maritime fraud

Marine insurance disputes

Charter parties disputes, including voyage charters, time charter parties and demise charters

Integrated logistics, supply chain logistics, warehousing, storage, contracts of affreightment, pledges by warehouse receipt

Shipping agency and freight agency matters

General maritime disputes

Applications for preservation orders in maritime cases, including preservation of evidence and ship detention

Applications for and enforcement of maritime injunctions

Applications for carrying out notice procedures for the enforcement of maritime liens

Establishment of funds for the limitation of maritime liability and related cases

Ship auctions and auctions of goods

Second-hand sales and purchases of ships, ship mortgages and ship registrations

Construction, repair and financing of ships

Lease financing of ships

Oil spills and environmental damage

Port operations

Air, rail and road transport and international multimodal (combined) transport

Maritime crew labor contract disputes

Legal services in relation to inner water and coastal transport

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