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Admiralty & Maritime

Our Firm has an in-depth understanding coupled with wide experience in almost all aspects of Admiralty and Maritime Law. We have a committed team of counsels to provide plausible advices and solutions, both in and out of Court, to our valuable clients seeking legal advice.

Our Firm has advised on a variety of shipping matters including ship purchases and sales, ownership disputes, disputes relating to charter parties, bills of lading, mortgage or charge over the ships or their shares, contracts of carriage, cargo-claims, casualties, collisions, ship vessel arrests and releases, lay time and demurrage and also conducted the court litigations on behalf of the parties concerning salvage, towage and collision of the vessels.

The Firm holds good understanding of not only the Admiralty Act, 2000 of Bangladesh but also the appropriate shipping laws in other jurisdictions.

The Firm offers a wide range of legal services related to admiralty and maritime law, including but not limited to:

  • Ship Arrest and Release: Assisting shipowners and operators in the arrest and release of vessels, ensuring compliance with relevant international conventions and domestic laws.
  • Cargo Claims: Handling disputes related to damaged or lost cargo during shipping, including issues concerning liability and insurance claims.
  • Marine Insurance: Advising clients on marine insurance policies, claims, and disputes, ensuring that they are adequately covered in case of maritime incidents.
  • Collision and Salvage Claims: Representing clients in cases involving collisions between vessels, as well as salvage and towage disputes.
  • Maritime Contracts: Drafting, reviewing, and enforcing contracts related to maritime transactions, such as charter parties, bills of lading, and shipbuilding contracts.
  • Environmental Compliance: Assisting clients in complying with international and domestic environmental regulations and addressing legal issues related to marine pollution and environmental damage.
  • Port and Terminal Operations: Advising on legal matters related to the operation and management of ports and terminals, including regulatory compliance and contractual disputes.
  • Customs and Import/Export Regulations: Providing guidance on customs and trade regulations affecting the import and export of goods by sea.
  • International Maritime Conventions: Staying up-to-date with and advising clients on international maritime conventions and agreements that may impact their operations, such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations.