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. Also well versed in advising on non-contentious 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 A source particularly praised the firm's skills in handling maritime transactions.

Notable practitioners

John Kimball is noted for his broad expertise in shipping litigation, covering charter party and insurance disputes, as well as casualty and collision work. He is based in New York.