Maritime and Transportation Law

The maritime and transportation industry is one of our most internationally oriented industries. In addition, the rules are constantly developing and changing. This requires not only legal knowledge of international regulations, but also extensive knowledge of the markets in which businesses compete.

Our lawyers are Norway's most prominent experts on this area, and they have long experience with assisting Norwegian and international clients. Our assistance includes negotiations and the signing of contracts with regard to financing, agreements with construction and repair yards, purchase and sale of vessels, and contracts of carriage.

Our lawyers have much experience with handling disputes. We help secure claims by providing for guarantees and arrests, and we also assist in the investigation of damage to/loss of cargo, analyses of liability, and litigation. We have several cases being litigated or arbitrated at all times. Our lawyers have litigated more cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court in "wet" maritime law and shipping and road transportation law than any other law firm in Norway.

Sources admire the lawyers' "excellent understanding of cases," adding that they are "impressively prepared." One client describes the practice as "excellent," explaining that "they are always available and can always turn the work around."