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Norton Rose Fulbright

Shipping

1 ranked lawyersBand 4UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded international shipping practice with regular work on dispute resolution, regulatory matters and investigations. Recognised for particular strength in marine insurance as well as shipping finance. Regularly acts for prominent shipping industry clients on high-profile work. Clients include insurers, banks and ship operators.

Strengths

One client says: "They are a big firm with great resources and scope, yet the service is still personal."

"They have rounded expertise and are a one-stop shop for shipping and ship finance needs," reports one interviewee.

Another client notes: "We have a very good impression of the team as a whole and we noted that they very much cooperate between themselves for providing a prompt and efficient assistance."

Work highlights

Acted for Empire Bulkers on a case concerning the collision of Empire Bulkers' vessel, the MV 'Eleni', with the container vessel 'Heung-A Dragon' outside Vietnam, including advising on limitation proceedings and various cargo claims.

Notable practitioners

Philip Roche is experienced in marine disputes and insurance issues. He is adept at acting for banks, ship owners and insurers.
"Phil is a very talented lawyer with a very practical approach and wide experience. It is a pleasure to work with him and to share strategies, as his goal is always to protect the client's interests, with a commercial perspective."

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Philip Roche
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