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Global Singapore Shipping: International: Litigation

Shipping & maritime litigation involves breach of charter-party disputes, cargo and bills of lading claims, the arrest of vessels and cargoes, marine insurance claims, collision, salvage and environmental liabilities. On the non-contentious side, law firms advise on contractual arrangements for construction, financing and registration of vessels, customs and licensing, and documentation relating to charter-parties and bills of lading. Related matters concerning offshore platforms may also be included.

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Band 1
  1. HFW
  2. Hill Dickinson LLP
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Band 2
  1. Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
  2. Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP
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Band 4
  1. Squire Patton Boggs
    Squire Patton Boggs
  2. Wikborg Rein Singapore Pte. Ltd
    Wikborg Rein Singapore Pte. Ltd
  3. Incisive Law LLC
  4. RPC Premier Law

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Band 1
  1. HFW
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 1
  2. Hill Dickinson LLP
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Stephenson Harwood LLP
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    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Stephenson Harwood houses an outstanding shipping finance team with an impressive bench of experienced shipping lawyers in Singapore. The team regularly acts on the full range of financing matters and is particularly active on restructuring work. The firm offers a strong litigation practice, including cargo disputes and matters involving ship arrests. The department's clients include international banks and creditors, shipping companies and ship leasing companies. Examples include Nordea Bank, Vitol and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken. Stephenson Harwood has the ability to offer a one-stop shop for English and Singapore law advice through its joint venture with Virtus Law LLP.
  2. Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
    3
    Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Clyde & Co has a respected shipping law practice in Singapore, which is active on both dry and wet maritime disputes. The firm assists clients with a wide range of issues, such as charter and cargo disputes as well as non-contentious shipping matters. The team has considerable expertise on marine insurance mandates and liability claims. Clyde & Co frequently acts for prominent clients including P&I clubs, lessors and shipowners, as well as commodities traders and energy companies.
  2. Kennedys
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    Kennedys
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Kennedys' respected team of lawyers in Singapore has particular strength in maritime litigation. The firm represents clients in contentious marine insurance matters and is especially active on cargo and charter party cases. In addition to its litigation prowess, the group is also skilled at handling arbitration matters. The team regularly acts for marine insurance companies, P&I clubs, shipowners and ship operators, and is able to advise on both Singapore and English law matters. Clients include Chubb and Brit Insurance.
  3. Reed Smith
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    Reed Smith
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Reed Smith offers a highly regarded litigation and arbitration legal practice in Singapore, with expertise in both wet and dry shipping disputes. The team is well versed in handling maritime casualties, including salvage, wreck removal and collisions, as well as dealing with charter party disputes and ship arrests. The firm's clientele includes P&I clubs, shipowners and commodity firms. The team is capable of handling shipping-related issues in the natural resources, energy and commodity sectors. Reed Smith offers a one-stop shop for English and Singapore law advice through its alliance with Resource Law LLC.
  4. Penningtons Manches Cooper
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Squire Patton Boggs
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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Squire Patton Boggs offers expertise across both shipping finance and litigation in Singapore. The team regularly handles vessel and project financings, particularly in the offshore energy space, and offers capabilities in shipping litigation, from vessel detention to charter party disputes. The firm's clients include shipowners and companies in the commodities sector, as well as lenders. Squire Patton Boggs is also well versed in handling arbitration matters.
  2. Wikborg Rein Singapore Pte. Ltd
    4
    Wikborg Rein Singapore Pte. Ltd
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma is a noted law firm in Singapore, well regarded by market commentators for the strength of its dry litigation and arbitration practice. The team is well versed in advising shipping and insurance clients on shipbuilding contract disputes. The group is also experienced in vessel damage and personal injury claims. Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma holds further capabilities in finance matters in the offshore sector. Clients include BW Group, Teekay and Eastern Pacific Shipping.
  3. Incisive Law LLC
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4
  4. RPC Premier Law
    Shipping: International: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4