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Our Maritime and Admiralty team provides comprehensive counsel regarding the broad range of issues that arise in the maritime, transportation, and oil and gas industries. From international shipping regulations and environmental issues to litigation and commercial contracts, our team is focused on providing practical solutions that advance our clients’ business interests and protect their assets.

  • Negotiated the construction contracts for the world’s first ocean containerships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
  • Handled all legal aspects of the sinking of a U.S. cargo ship, deemed the worst maritime shipping disaster in more than 35 years. Settled all lawsuits and more than 600 cargo claims within 22 months.
  • Represented a vessel owner and crew in a case arising from the salvage of the external fuel cell for a NASA space shuttle, resulting in the largest salvage award in U.S. history.
  • Represented clients in negotiating contracts for the construction and purchase of yachts.
  • Worked with a major classification society in a major oil spill case.
  • Worked on various new construction and repair disputes on a worldwide basis.
  • Represented an offshore drilling contractor in successfully recovering unpaid day rates against a declaration of force majeure following the Deepwater Horizon blowout and defeated a $27.1 million counterclaim.
  • Represent a major ocean shipping company in connection with limitation of liability proceedings and cargo claims arising out of a catastrophic fire onboard a container vessel, owned by another shipping company, on which our client was a space charterer.
  • Represent maritime employers responding to Fair Labor Standards Act claims for overtime, and pre-suit advice and counsel.
  • Conducted due diligence, audits and internal investigations of existing trade compliance policies and procedures for clients related to imports, exports, sanctions and anti-bribery/corruption compliance.
  • Supported clients in assessing application of the Jones Act to offshore projects and inland waterways transportation, including transportation, construction, research and dismantling operations.

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