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Cargo Claims >
Cargo defence negotiation, settlement and Arbitration
Defence of a US$2m claim on behalf of Owners and their Club in relation to damage to a cargo of rice discharged in West Africa
Defence of a US$5m claim on behalf of Owners and Club for damage to a cargo of sugar in UAE
Defence of a US$5m claim for damage to a cargo of soft fruit in Saudi Arabia
Defence of a US$6m claim for damage to a series of consignments of bananas in St Petersburg
Liquid cargo shortage claims
Defence of claims in relation to damage to a containerised cargo of cotton
Settlement of several 20+ years old cargo claims in remote jurisdictions within an incentivised performance (contingency) budget
Recovery of cargo’s proportion of GA following piracy and collision.
Numerous charterparty disputes and ICA claims
Charterparty drafting, review and advice
Superyacht charterparty disputes
CLH claim involving total loss of ship and all crew
Management of claims (recovery and defence) arising under a charterers’ liability insurance programme (500+ annual declarations)
Advice following breakdown of vessel carrying politically sensitive cargo, involving charter of a new vessel and transhipment arrangements of cargo worth US$300m
Maritime Casualties >
Fully loaded Panamax bulk carrier grounding in China, with a cargo of coal. LOF SCOPIC signed with an ISU Salvor following which there was a material change and new contracts were promptly put in place. C Solutions were involved from inception through to wreck removal contract bids for Owners and Insurers.
Handy size products tanker involved in jetty damage incident and subsequent litigation including limitation of liability, on behalf of Owners and FFO Insurers, who avoided detention of the ship by timely provision of security prior to constitution of a limitation fund.
Collision case for Owners and Insurers in a fishing vessel incident in the China Sea, including on board attendance to ascertain the facts and to preserve evidence, negotiations as to security and jurisdiction and conduct of the matter thereafter.
Salvage claim at common law arising from a grounding in a South Pacific location, including security and jurisdiction aspects, investigation of the facts and commercial settlement of the claim arising.
LOF Salvage case in China, involving a foreign flag container ship and cargo. Advising and assisting.
Chemical tanker cargo contamination case involving high value cargo and dealing with the defence of resultant cargo claims for Owners and P&I.
Piracy incident in Sulu Sea, including BMP compliance aspects and factual investigation, together with other aspects of the matter.
High Court case management in respect of a significant collision case resulting in the total loss of one of the ships.
Grounding in Japan, dealing with total Loss, wreck removal and pollution.
Salvage of gas carrier under LOF for Owners and Underwriters, dealing with allegations of breach of LOF, conversion of cargo, Article 13 and SCOPIC.
Grounding in Iceland, handling common law salvage and cargo claims for Owners.
Grounding in Norway dealing with wreck removal and, recovery of Local Authority claims and limitation of liability for Owners Underwriters.
LOF Salvage –cases in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel, Mississippi, and mid-Atlantic.
Wreck removal contract negotiations in Japan, Brazil, Galapagos, Germany, Germany, Chile and Malaysia.
Jetty damage in France including limitation of liability.
Salvage in West Africa, negotiating LOF salvage contract capped at daily rates, negotiationg temporary repair contract with salvors outside the LOF, dealing with the Special Casualty Representative and negotiating terms with other contractors
Explosion and fire on chemical tanker, advising Owners and Underwriters following explosion and fire on a chemical carrier loading methanol, resulting in LOF/SCOPIC and CTL of vessel, multiple loss of life and extensive cargo damage
Collision and wreck removal in Japan, acting for Owners and their Club, collecting evidence onsite including AIS data, negotiating wreck removal contract and handling complex jurisdictional negotiations
LNG tanker towage, vetting and amending towage contract on behalf of Owners, Club and H&M Underwriters to include reinforced no salvage provisions being relied upon to defend a subsequent US$10 million salvage claim
Bulker grounding, negotiating amended LOF with reduced SCOPIC rates, dealing with subsequent legal and sanctions issues
Dock damage, numerous dock damage claims involving evidence collection, negotiating scope of repairs and damages and dealing with security, including onsite negotiations in difficult jurisdictions
Drafting bespoke policy and charterparty wordings and clauses
Advice in connection with MARPOL and other Conventions including MLC
Advice to Owners following hijacking by pirates and recovery of cargo's GA before vessel arrived at discharge port
Advice in relation to insurance aspects of piracy and confiscation cases
Advice on most appropriate salvage contracts.
Personal Injury >
Advice to Owners and Underwriters following hospitalisation of crew member in Panama
Advice to Owners and Underwriters following injury to Longshoreman caused by shifting of deck cargo during loading in US port
Advice to Underwriters and claims settlement following death of Master whilst in service on board
Advice to Underwriters on coverage issues following death on board vessel of a third party whilst inspecting vessel equipment
Advice to US Owners defending a leukaemia/benzene contamination claim being pursued by the dependents of a ship’s officer
Numerous personal injury matters following maritime casulties - see Casualty Response
Shipbuilding/Sale & Purchase >
Numerous Sale disputes (including NSF) and arbitrations including claims under guarantees
Renegotiation of shipbuilding contracts for four capesize bulk carriers contracted at US$100m apiece at the height of the market
Acting for owners against a yard in dispute over alleged poor quality tank coatings
Acting for subrogated Underwriters against a seller involving fraudulent documentation
Acting for purchasers of a EUR100 million superyacht
As is where is sales of vessels and cargoes following major casualties.