Blank Rome LLP

Shipping Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded shipping litigation practice, with considerable expertise in dealing with high-profile disputes, as well as maritime arbitration. Handles a wide range of issues, including casualties, charter party disputes, bankruptcy and environmental matters. Acts for a mix of owners, operators, charterers, financial institutions and shipyards. Respected both within the USA and internationally for its deep industry knowledge, and noted for its expertise in shipping issues as they intersect with environmental litigation.

Strengths One peer described the team as a "real quality outfit."

Work highlights Acted for the South Riding Port oil terminal - a Bahamian subsidiary of Statoil - in casualty litigation arising from an allision with the MV 'Minerva Emma'.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" John Kimball offers clients a wealth of experience across a range of different matters, including collisions, Chapter 11 bankruptcies and high-value salvage.He is regularly instructed by both domestic and international P&I clubs and frequently sits as an arbitrator in shipping disputes. He is based in New York.