• Admiralty and Arrest 
  • Casualties and Limitation
  • Cargo Claims, Defence and Recovery
  • Charterparties and Bills of Lading
  • Offshore Marine Services
  • P&I, FD&D and Hull & Machinery
  • Shipbuilding and Sale & Purchase
  • Disputes and Arbitration  

In Shipping and Marine IY LEGAL advises and assists in the areas of:  Admiralty and Arrests;  Charterparties, Bills of Lading, Cargo Claims, Recovery and Defence; Pleasure, Passenger and Cruise ships;  Pollution;  Piracy;  Anti-Bribery and Corruption;  Limitation;  P&I, FD&D and Hull & Machinery Insurance;  Ship Building and Sale & Purchase;  Ship & Asset Finance;  General Average;  Salvage and Wreck Removal;  Yachts;  Security, Guarantees and Indemnities. 

We have regularly handled the full range of dry and wet disputes that involve the carriage of goods by sea, under most forms of Charterparty, Bill of Lading, contracts of affreightment and salvage/LOF agreements, concerning many shipped cargoes, including bulk, oil, grain, liquid, gas, chemical and containerised cargoes, onboard a wide variety of vessels, such as Bulk Carriers, Panamaxes, Handy Size vessels, Tankers and Chemical Tankers, VLCCs & ULCCs, Container Ships, Reefers and RoRos.

We also have in-depth experience of, and expertise in, the specialist contracts (including the range of relevant BIMCO contracts), issues and disputes relevant to the marine offshore sector, which involve vessels operating in oil and gas fields, supply vessels, drilling rigs, AHTSs, PSVs and other off-shore vessels, FPSOs, FSRUs, FLNG vessels, off-take vessels, storage units, heavy lift vessels, pipe laying barges, sub-sea units and alternative energy vessels.

For almost 30 years we have successfully represented owners, charterers, shippers, cargo interest and underwriters, shipyards and P&I, FD&D and Hull & Machinery Insurers in very many Arbitrations – concerning a wide range of routine, significant, complex and high profile disputes, often under the LMAA Rules.

The firm has won the following recent Awards for its Shipping work:

Shipping & Trade Firm of the Year in England 2024, 2023, 2022 (Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards)

Shipping & Trade Firm of the Year in England 2024, 2021, 2020, 2019 (Global Law Experts Annual Awards)


While he was practising as a solicitor, Andew Iyer was described by the 'International Law Office, Client Choice Guide' as having:

"the experience to instantly recognise the problems being encountered and the professional expertise to always provide sound, concise and, most importantly, clear legal advice."

Commercial Lawyers
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