Litigation and Arbitration
We handle all aspects of complex international litigation in the transportation and energy sectors.
We have a record of success in litigation, and represent clients engaged in the operation of transportation and energy assets, including ship owners and operators, importers, ship charterers, classification societies, energy developers, power plant owners and operators, and others in the transportation and energy industries.
Our experience spans commercial, environmental, casualty, projects and litigation in matters relating to air, land and sea transportation, and various other contract and tort-based actions, including the defense of auditors, as well as various quality assurance companies..
We have participated in AAA, ICDR, ICC, LMAA, and SMA arbitrations.
We advise clients in the transportation and energy industries in new construction of vessels and power plants, in the drafting and negotiation of sale and purchase, operation and maintenance, equipment, procurement and construction, and supply agreements.
Because of our intimate knowledge of maritime liens and our network of maritime lawyers around the world, we are able to advise lenders (and other parties) as to the practical viability of security enforcement in jurisdictions in which the vessel acting as security may call.
We provide full service to parties involved in the sale and purchase of large yachts, including negotiation, sale and purchase agreements, surveyor agreements, repair and refit agreements, brokerage agreements, flag registration, insurance, customs and duty, classification, regulatory compliance and manning. Having been involved in many yacht transactions and litigations, from small sailboats to superyachts, we have developed a network of contacts, from brokers to flag states, serving to the advantage of our clients.
We provide advice concerning compliance and litigation under a variety of regulatory frameworks in the transportation and energy sectors, as well as under a variety of other statutory schemes promulgated by U.S. and international regulatory bodies.
We advise clients on insurance coverage issues and related litigation.