Service Category: Transactional

Maritime law and insurance

Maritime law and insurance protect us from hazards related with international maritime or multimodal transport.

Maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities that operate vessels on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Maritime law also covers many commercial activities, although land based or occurring wholly on land, that are maritime in character.

The origins of maritime law date back to antiquity as did trade between nations through sea transport. It thus became increasingly necessary to expand this scope of the law as no country may claim arbitrary jurisdiction over the seas. Consensus between nations also became vital in the face of disputes.

Maritime law regulates the enforcement of contracts and commonly makes provision for damages to parties who have suffered some form of loss at the hands of a contracting party that has failed to honour or perform in accordance with their agreement. Such a contractual clause must be distinguished from the principle of general average which contemplates the voluntary sacrifice made by the master of the ship in respect of cargo, equipment, or funds to mitigate further losses or damage in an emergency. The loss suffered by parties is thus shared amongst other parties who have shared in the relevant venture.

We count on lawyers specialised in maritime law to provide you with legal advice and solve your possible legal disputes.

Airline claims

Airline claims offer us rights to receive indemnification for our loss of time regulated by aviation law.

Airline law is highly specialised field of law encompasses most facets of air travel, as well as the operation and regulation of business issues relating to air travel, which requires a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, specific laws regarding flight, and an in depth understanding of aviation. Aviation law pertains to nearly all individuals connected to the operation and maintenance of aircraft.

It is one of the most complex branches of law. This is due to several factors, including: the globalisation of aviation, the numerous countries involved, commercial and business competition, and overlapping requirements.

The practice of Aviation law can include litigation on behalf of families who are suffering from loss or injury due to an aircraft tragedy and the defense of an aviation professional accused of violating Federal Aviation Regulations.

The most important role of the law of aviation is to provide a framework that keeps the aviation industry safe, fair, and efficient.

If a flight is cancelled, passengers are automatically entitled to their choice of re-routing to the same destination at the earliest opportunity (under comparable conditions), later rerouting, at the passenger’s convenience, to the same destination under comparable conditions (subject to seat availability) or a refund of the ticket as well as a return flight to the point of first departure, when relevant. Any ticket refund is the price paid for the flight(s) not used, plus the cost of flights already flown in cases where the cancellation has made those flights of no purpose.

If the flight is expected to depart on the day after the original scheduled departure time, passengers are entitled to accommodation.

  • We are international lawyers qualified in various jurisdictions, routinely handling, and managing transactional and commercial work, claims and litigation around the world on behalf of a multitude of clients – from individuals to the largest airlines.
  • We are committed to utilizing our skills of professional advocacy in advancing each client’s cause while using safer air transportation as a constant guide in the pursuit of justice.
  • We provide aviation law services, specifically drafting contracts and ensuring regulatory compliance with players in this field.