The maritime world is a complex legal world. Technical knowledge, legal know-how and practical experience are essential in order to provide targeted assistance to operators in this sector. Leeward is one of the law firms that has all these specialisms in-house.
Shipbuilding and ship sales
Shipbuilding and sales take place in an international setting. Leeward identifies risks and thinks along with you about the way in which the parties involved in sale and purchase can make agreements in a concise and powerful manner and is familiar with the wide-spread forms such as the Saleform 2012 and other. Leeward can assist you, among other things:
Registration & flags
Financing & mortgages
Leeward knows how important it is to tackle practical problems immediately at the start of a shipping accident and to protect crew, ship and reputation. Leeward can assist you, among other things:
Charters ("Charterparties") play an important role in the range of maritime contracts. Leeward is familiar with the various forms of chartering contracts and helps its clients to identify their opportunities and risks when entering into these contracts.
Sea fishing is a complex and specific area of expertise that is closely linked to our other areas of expertise. Leeward knows the legal ins and outs of this sector and assists shipping companies and fishermen, among other things, in this area:
Maritime Board of Investigation
Maritime labour law
Maritime insurances are a special category of transport insurances. Leeward has mastered all aspects of the different types of policies, Hull & Cargo insurance, P&I.
The offshore & energy industry is a booming business. There is growing interest from various stakeholders to invest in wind energy and other renewable energy sources. If these installations are placed at sea, a good knowledge of international maritime law, among other things, is important.
Leeward advises thoroughly and strategically in this sector and is ready to represent the interests of these players, pre-contractually, contractually and -if necessary- judicially.
A multitude of regulations at various policy levels creates uncertainties which you will encounter during the development, operation or management of transport or port infrastructure.
Leeward advises port users on specific port-related questions and, if desired, assists these actors from the negotiations to the development of the project in the port.
Leeward, leading you forward.
Do not hesitate to reach us at +32 (0)50 393 555 or stop by our office in Bruges for a coffee.