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Navigating the shipping and logistics sector

Our highly-ranked team provides practical legal solutions to clients across the shipping and logistics sector. We have the legal expertise and industry knowledge to support our clients’ disputes, insurance, transactional and finance needs across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Our clients include shipowners, operators, freight forwarders, cargo interests, port and terminal operators, insurers, banks and financial leasing companies. We work closely with International Group and fixed-premium P&I Clubs, cargo underwriters and other commercial marine insurers. We have probably the busiest ship arrest practice in Hong Kong, with experience of arrests and release of vessels, including negotiating security guarantees and bail bonds, as well as taking action to obtain security for claims in many other jurisdictions via arrest or similar proceedings.

"Handling an array of shipping finance and litigation matters with a global scope, CMS Hong Kong continues to gain traction in the market."

Legal 500

"High-calibre team in the shipping field, well regarded for its shipping litigation practice. Noted for a particular strength in ship arrest, damages and cargo disputes. Also advises clients on the contentious shipping issues arising out of transactions and restructuring procedures. Further noted for its growing expertise in sale and leaseback transactions. Handles work for ship owners, charterers, insurers and financial leasing companies."

Chambers & Partners

"The lawyers are highly professional and experienced. They can handle different types of leasing projects, and the quality and efficiency are guaranteed."

Legal 500