The Firm has developed a significant expertise in the shipping sector through a strong partnership with leading international, european and italian associations of merchant shipowners and operators (ICS, ECSA and CONFITARMA) as well as with the major players of the shipping industry.Studio Legale Lauro provides a full range of legal services for clients, from legal consultancy in the contracts drafting and negotiation to legal representation in litigation and arbitration procedures worldwide.

The core areas of shipping-related expertise are:

– drafting and reviewing international contracts, such as ship sale and purchase contracts, charter-party contracts, agency contracts, ship-building contracts, yacht sale and purchase/refitting contracts, EPC/Turnkey contracts, O&M contracts, commodities sale and purchase contracts; site construction contracts, carriage contracts/documents, including bills of lading;

– disputes resolution and litigation on Hague Rules/Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg Rules; bills of lading disputes, customs related issues, crew claims and contracts, admiralty claims;

– legal assistance in marine incidents and casualties as collisions, groundings, salvage, towage and related cargo claims, passenger injuries and illness claims, ships/bunkers arrest and release, limitation of shipowner’s liability;

– legal advice in the subscription of protection and indemnity insurance provided by the most important UK-based P&I Clubs, as well as for hull and machinery insurance, charter liability insurance and cargo insurance, providing assistance during the whole period of insurance cover.