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Ports and shipping industry lawyers

We offer up-to-date legal advice on port facility acquisition, finance, environmental regulatory, development and operation. We frequently provide our clients with cross-disciplinary services, for example due diligence on the acquisition of companies which own port facilities and give related employment, or pensions advice relating to employees in the sector. We also advise on public procurement.

Legal services from our ports and shipping lawyers

Our experienced global Ports lawyers can offer you advice on support on a wide range of matters, including:

  • port infrastructure projects, redevelopment, construction projects, distribution centerrs and related transport infrastructure
  • international projects, construction and PPP/PFI
  • acting for port authorities in obtaining the necessary statutory consents to authorize the construction of port and bridge infrastructure projects
  • advising port authorities on their statutory powers and constitutional matters
  • maritime port operations - with knowledge of the various industry sectors, pilotage, port services, marine legislation, regulatory and insurance
  • real estate aspects including land management, development, planning, sale and purchase, letting and planning, including public enquiries
  • commercial contracts for port operation, services, public procurement, outsourcing and commercial risk analysis
  • environmental law and sustainability aspects
  • corporate aspects of companies operating in ports, including due diligence
  • employment and pensions, especially relating to port workers and stevedores

Experienced shipping lawyers for your ports industry project

We have an extensive team of lawyers experienced in ports, shipping and transport infrastructure. We regularly advise on significant PPP transport projects and have considerable experience from feasibility and due diligence through to construction, operation and maintenance. Some of our experience includes advising:

  • the PPP Central Unit (Part of the Egyptian Ministry of finance) in relation to the proposed Nile River bus transport PPP which will see a revamped ferry bus service and associated terminals at the River Nile. Supporting the delivery of legal advice for the project, including the due diligence, project structuring, contract/procurement document development and project implementation. This project is ongoing
  • a Middle Eastern regional transport authority in relation to a PPP project involving the operation and maintenance of a fleet of water buses, water taxis and ferries in the UAE
  • a Qatari Government authority in relation to procurement of a number of leisure and tourism related projects including the operation of luxury dhow cruises
  • a European investment bank on the refinancing of a ports operator in the UK
  • a global chemicals shipper on transactional trade issues relating to a shipment in the Netherlands

Contact a ports lawyer today for your shipping project

If you would like any further information or need advice on ports or shipping industry law, please contact our legal team.