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Maritime and Shipping Practice

STA's shipping and maritime law practice covers:

Finance: STA has a dedicated team of lawyers that focus solely on ship financing, Each attorney in our financing department has demonstrable experience, capability and knowledge to understand key issues and provide bespoke ship financing related advice to clients. Our lawyers advice on all types of vessel including bulk carriers, tankers, cruise ships, offshore rigs and support vessels.

Litigation: Our litigation team advises on litigation matters in areas such as contracts of affreightment, fires and explosions, maritime fraud, investigation and litigation, P & I defence work, competition law, unsafe port and berth disputes; ship sale and purchase disputes, arbitration and mediation, and defending masters, crew and ship owners. Our Shipping lawyers have the proven capabilities, and experience in representing clients before courts at all levels within the UAE including the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, arbitration bodies including Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), DIFC-LCIA and international venues including London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) to name a few.To read more on our litigation and dispute resolution practice, please visit here

Insurance: Our team provides comprehensive range of legal services, shipbuilding and offshore construction, mortgage interests, advising on hull, energy, business interruption and reinsurance matters and a wide range of other marine insurance matters.

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Transactional Shipping: STA's global shipping and maritime team assists and advises clients on a broad range of matters including ship building contracts, ship breaking transactions, sale and purchase of second hand tonnage, joint ventures, investment agreement, pooling agreements, financing and technical management agreements.

Corporate and Commercial: STA’s corporate and commercial team has earned an outstanding reputation as trusted legal advisors who are closely aligned with our clients, who can add value and who are easy to work with on all corporate and commercial transactions and governance issues. Please read our corporate capability statement for detailed information.

Oil and Gas: STA's attorneys specialize in all areas of contentious as well as non-contentious discipline in oil and gas industry and advise on both upstream and downstream work.

Please feel free to request our oil and gas capability statement to know more about this practice.

We are not just commercially minded, we are entrepreneurial, clear and also result oriented. At STA, we render legal advice that is timely, practical and individually tailored to meet specific requirements of our clients. Get in touch with one of our senior shipping lawyers in Dubai or other office locations to find out more about us and how we can help you in your business.

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If you would like to obtain a copy of our capability statement for this practice area, please contact us and one of our representatives will be in touch.


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