Shipping, Trade and Commodities

We can provide pragmatic advice on topical issues around shipping and trade. With our established expertise in these areas alongside insurance, technology, sanctions and more, we are perfectly placed to help with your business needs.


Our Shipping, Trade and Commodities practice supports stakeholders across the global maritime ecosystem.

We are experts in resolving maritime disputes, working across all major dispute resolution and arbitration centres, including London and Singapore. Our depth of industry experience informs our advice on cutting-edge issues facing the industry, including the dual transition of decarbonisation and digitalisation and how shipping businesses can best take advantage of the opportunities this brings.

Our growing footprint in shipping and trade builds on our long-established expertise in insurance, technology, commercial litigation, regulatory, and energy and offshore. This allows us to offer a full suite of complementary services and provide industry-tailored advice on sanctions, competition law, M&A, intellectual property, cyber security and data protection.

Our clients include ports and terminals, shipowners and operators, ship managers, NVOCCs and commodity traders, and their insurers. We advise across the full spectrum of maritime contracts, providing business-enabling advice on the negotiation of charterparties, ship sale and purchase agreements, licenses, port and terminal concession agreements, and freight forwarding contracts.  Our disputes work focuses on assisting clients to avoid and efficiently resolve contractual and non-contractual disputes arising from:

  • Cargo loss or damage
  • Breach of charterparty
  • Shipbuilding and construction delays
  • Collisions, grounding, allisions and other casualties
  • Pollution incidents
  • Non-payment and debt recovery

In 2023, we formed an association with Incisive Law, an independent Singapore law practice. Incisive Law offers the full spectrum of legal services to local Singapore and multinational businesses across sectors, including shipping, trade and commodities.

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Qui sommes-nous ?

Pourquoi choisir DAC Beachcroft ?

Nous sommes un cabinet commercial à large assise, au service d'un grand nombre de secteurs, avec un solide héritage dans les domaines de l'assurance, de la santé (
) et de l'immobilier. Nous combinons d'excellentes compétences juridiques et une expertise de pointe en matière d'exécution pour concevoir des solutions
qui répondent aux besoins de nos clients - souvent en utilisant intelligemment la technologie.