Maritime & Shipping

Shipping remains the most important means of moving goods around the world. With nearly 85% of cargo imported to the United Arab Emirates moving through seaports, maritime law- directly or indirectly- affects businesses around the world. Increased global trade, rising energy costs, ongoing environmental regulations, and the threat of terrorism have converged to make this industry change course dramatically.

AQI deals with every type of legal issues related to maritime law and sector including offshore oil and gas interests, marine insurers, including P&I clubs, ship owners, managers, operators, and charters, cargo owners and shippers, shipyards and waterfront facilities.

AQI lawyers have the skills and expertise to maritime matters pertaining to ship purchase and sale, worker's compensation, death and personal injury, cargo loss and damage, collision and casualties, contract drafting and analysis, hazardous cargoes, maritime and environmental criminal defense, oil pollution and environmental damage, fires & salvage, charter party and bill of lading disputes, marine insurance and shipbuilding & repair.

AQI shipping litigation practice has extensive experience in all shipping cases including defending, civil, and administrative enforcement actions, insurance disputes, responding to environmental incidents and other casualties and defending claims involving cargo losses and damages an all types of casualties and collisions etc.

AQI assists in the structuring of ship sales and purchases, vessel mortgages, and other related marine finance transactions, including the preparation and recording of bill of sale, preferred ship mortgages, and other finance documentation.

AQI maritime team represents publicly traded and privately owned companies throughout the world in maritime matters involving: ship owners, managers, operators, and charterers, cargo owners and shippers, shipyard and waterfront facilities, marine insurers, including P&I clubs, financial institutions and private equity investors, parties in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings and offshore oil and gas interests.

Our attorneys have knowledge and experience in matters involving vessel and corporate finance; structuring strategic alliances; compliance with local and international regulatory requirements; commercial, corporate, and general litigation; bankruptcy; insurance and reinsurance; tax; and defending against enforcement actions and criminal prosecution. We also advise international clients on all aspects of maritime law.