Some Of The Many Marine Legal Services We Offer

Our Maritime Legal Experts can help with vessel shipping issues and trade claims such as:

Charter Party, Cargo Claims Disputes

  • Drafting & Reviewing C/P Contracts
  • Laytime & Demurrage Cargo
  • Contamination Loss
  • Shortage Freight
  • Offshore Disputes Bunker Issues FD&D

Bill of Lading Disputes

Cargo Damage Loss & Mis delivery Carriers Liability We assist ship-owners and cargo owners with claims related to bills of lading. We pride ourselves in assisting with advice to avoid potential claims when the ship-owner or the cargo owner is uncertain of the legal consequences of their actions.

Marine Insurance

  • Cargo Insurance Cargo Claims
  • P&I Club Assistance Hull & Machinery Credit & Political Risks
  • Energy Offshore & Onshore
  • Personal Injury Coverage Advice
  • Defense Subrogate Recoveries

Salvage, Marine Casualty

We also handle all types of matters, including;

  • Collisions,
  • Salvage,
  • Towage and Pilotage,
  • General Average,
  • Liens.

Ship Sale & Purchase

Our Ship S&P Practice have a great deal of experience with respect to the sale and purchase, registration of both commercial vessels and pleasure yachts. We have advised vendors and buyers with respect to the benefits and restrictions of vessel documentation under English and Georgia law.

  • Advising on vessel financing
  • Finance transactions involving different jurisdictions
  • Ship registration in different countries,
  • Ownership structures and corporate arrangements.
  • Operating Leases
  • MOAs
  • Hire Purchase Agreements

Shipbuilding & Repair

Our Shipbuilding Practice there are often many competing and sometimes even conflicting interests between the buyer and the shipyard. These can range from the payment schedule and delivery timing to unforeseen delays due to Force Majeure or warranties and guarantees.

Reviewing the documentation reviewing financial arrangements, Settling conflicts regarding payment schedules, delivery time, delays, warranties and guarantees Guarantee issues on new buildings.

Specifications and warranties for construction and conversion and repair of vessel and offshore installations. Our team is in a good position to provide the buyer and the shipyard with all the necessary legal assistance required when Shipbuilding Contracts are being entered into.

Ship/Vessel Finance

Our lawyers have the necessary expertise and knowledge of the local market, possessing a profound understanding in banking and corporate finance to develop and deliver innovative compliant structures.

  • Finance Leases
  • Structured Finance
  • Securitization
  • Taxation
  • Joint Venture Agreements,
  • Mortgages Listings.

Ship’s Detention and Arrest

Marine Legal Adviser Co. advise upon, and act in, the arrest of vessels and assets worldwide. Our lawyers offers expertise in all aspects of Georgia shipping law and, in particular;

  • Ship arrest in the Georgia,
  • Ship Collision,
  • contact and grounding Salvage and wreck removal
  • Pollution at sea
  • Loss of life and personal injury claims
  • General average and particular average
  • Claims in tort in port operation.


We have the practice and knowledge on our side to efficiently resolve legal, regulatory and commercial conflicts wherever they arise on your behalf. Our experience in litigation covers Georgia and other jurisdictions and work on international and local arbitration cases, most notably with bodies such as;

  • ICC,
  • LMAA,
  • GMAA,
  • GAFTA,
  • FOSFA,
  • We are the first law firm having enforced an International Arbitration Award in Georgia Courts under the NY Convention.

Strategic Corporate Advice

Our strategic corporate advice consists of flexible and customized Start Up Strategies, Business Development and Consultancy in corporate matters.

Joint Ventures

We routinely draft and negotiate JV agreements JV-companies Advice on and creation of a JV agreement for a major trading company with regards to incorporation of third party product lines into the Georgia local business.

Company Setups, Company Secretary

Nominee shareholder services, Nominee director services. We do strategic planning with regards to double taxation agreements. We offer company secretary services by scheduling and attending board and general meetings. We also advise on the necessary filings with the concerned authorities.

Due Diligence and Reporting

We conduct legal due diligence under Georgia law, buyer side Due Diligence, vendor Due Diligence and to comply with data room regulations.

Business Consultancy Agreements

Legal structuring of various commodity deals for various locally established clients in the Georgia. Professional support to locally established firm with regards to necessary standard trading and commission contracts, with regards to contractual situation and legal strategies for renewal negotiations.We advise with regards to commercial agency Law Sales & purchase Agreements. Advice on contracts related to Real Estate Assets Businesses & Commodities.

Commercial Shipping Documents

Without the correct documentation, goods are subject to a series of potential risks, from fraud, to delays and higher liability. Marine Legal Adviser Co. offer commercial expertise on;

  • Bill of Lading Issues,
  • Letters of Credit Bank Guarantees,
  • Personal Indemnities Insurance,
  • Cover Freight & Commercial invoices Review,
  • And advice on International Sales Contracts.

Maritime Mediation

Our lawyers can assist, whenever you decide to settle your dispute amicably avoiding unwarranted expenditure in terms of time and money. Mediation allows disputing parties to resolve their issues assisted by a mediator, which in many cases have shown to be more fruitful and effective than most other modes of dispute resolution.

Our services may be availed right at the contract drafting stage for inclusion of a satisfactory iron clad Arbitration clause or Arbitration agreement to selection of the best jurisdiction and laws capable of facilitating the arbitral proceedings, selection of arbitrators and umpires, enforcement of awards, challenges and execution of arbitral and judicial intermediary relief.

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