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Well regarded for work in a range of areas related to regulatory compliance in the shipping space, including safety, environmental and Jones Act rules. Has expertise representing a domestic and international client base before the FMC, Coast Guard and other federal agencies. Particularly well known for advising on legislative strategy. Also known for acting on antitrust issues and export restrictions, in addition to increased activity advising clients on infrastructure developments and their associated regulatory concerns. Represents significant cruise operators, maritime coalitions, port interests and tanker operations.
"Extremely knowledgeable and competent; they fully scope and address both the primary and ancillary issues in an efficient and effective manner," reports a client.
"An outstanding team, their breadth and depth makes them and their clients successful," sources share.
Respondents highlight the firm's "client service, commerciality and value for money."
Continued to act as outside counsel to The Global Ports Group, an industry group dedicated to the container port sector.
Emanuel Rouvelas is highly thought of for advising on all aspects of US and foreign legislation related to international trade and maritime law. International shipping companies benefit from his decades of experience at the forefront of US maritime policy.
Jorge Romero has notable expertise counseling ship owners on vessel financing and ownership laws. Sources praise "his ability to communicate concisely and effectively."
Mark Ruge is acknowledged for his knowledge of maritime policy, often appearing before Congress on behalf of significant maritime industry interests. Respondents share: "Mark is a strategic thinker who looks at multiple approaches to achieving a goal. His advice is always on target and insightful."
William Myhre is "the world's leading expert on vessel registration and customs issues involving US-flag vessels," remarks a client. He has significant experience representing industry clients before US agencies and government bodies including the FMC, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Coast Guard.