International Trade and Transport

In international trade and transport matters the stakes are often high. Disputes pertain to i.a. ships, factories and oil platforms and the risks associated with their use. International legal practice is often complex, because of the various regulations in laws and treaties, but also because of political risks, sanctions, and other trade barriers. At Legaltree we have the knowledge and experience to assist you in international trade, transport and insurance matters.

Whether it is a dispute concerning the carriage, delivery and financing of a cargo of milk powder, a windfarm project, or if assistance is needed with the aftermath of a collision, theft of containers or a factory fire, we know the rules and routes to be followed. We have extensive experience of the legal practice in foreign jurisdictions, and we have a large international network of lawyers and other experts on whom we can rely for support. We will advise you clearly and to-the-point and litigate if desired. We do what is necessary to achieve your goals.

Our expertise

  • Litigation and arbitration in shipping and trade disputes (as counsel and as arbitrator), with specific focus on
    • cargo damage and disputes under bills of lading and contracts of affreightment
    • arrest of and enforcement against ships
    • contract disputes pertaining to offshore projects
    • collisions (vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-offshore structure), general average and limitation of liability
    • international trade and financing of goods (including letters of credit, Incoterms and general conditions)
    • personal injury and (maritime) employment law matters
    • forwarding, storage and distribution
    • purchase and sale of ships
    • shipbuilding and repair
    • road and air transport
  • disputes relating to (liability) insurance
  • drafting and review of complex transport, distribution and supply contracts
  • (enforcement) proceedings against foreign states in disputes concerning trade and investment

Who we work for

We work for, among others:

  • underwriters
  • ship owners and other ship operators
  • dredging companies
  • banks and other financial institutions
  • retailers
  • governments
  • litigation and dispute resolution funders