Litigation affects the performance of your business. Achour Law Firm seeks pragmatic solutions through negotiation and more formal litigation routes to protect your commercial and legal interests. Our firm is specialist in shipping litigation.
Achour Law Firm offers comprehensive, specialist shipping advice with a reputation for strength in depth and a strong commercial focus. Specialising in shipping litigation and legal disputes, we deliver excellent service and legal advice.
Whether representing individuals or corporations, our philosophy is to minimize the tactical sparring that too often accompanies litigation and to proceed promptly and efficiently to a resolution based on merits.
We seek to minimize the disruption from a lawsuit through a thorough and early understanding of a client’s business, concerns, and goals. We then evaluate the factual and legal settings and formulate a strategy designed to accomplish the client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may mean an early settlement or a fast-track discovery and pre-trial schedule.
We understand your business needs and the capacity to handle all areas of shipping litigation work. Whatever the type of vessel, cargo or commodity, we will protect your interests and work with you to provide the solution you require.
Achour Law Firm represents clients in all aspects of maritime disputes and shipping litigation, including contracts, business disputes, bankruptcy, and personal injury defence; marine casualties and P&I issues; freight, demurrage, and defence insurance claims; charter party disputes; insurance coverage and subrogation matters; salvage and general average claims; bankruptcy; environmental matters; internal investigations; and criminal defence.
We are positioned to handle complex matters for international commercial and shipping litigation. We also provide critical assistance to on-site rapid response teams for environmental and other high profile incidents. When maritime executives face civil and criminal charges, or when their companies are threatened by unreasonable regulatory action, Achour Law Firm is armed with an international team of shipping litigation lawyers who focus on the maritime industry.
- Commercial disputes.
- Vessel construction/shipbuilding disputes.
- Ship sale and purchase disputes.
- Charter party and contract disputes.
- Contracts of affreightment.
- Bills of lading.
- Bunker disputes.
- Cargo claims.
- Protection and indemnity claims.
- Freight, demurrage, and defence insurance claims.
- Ship arrests and attachments.
- General average claims.
- Marine casualties.
- Personal injury.
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Many disputes can best be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which can include negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Using maritime arbitrators to resolve disputes can be quick, cost-effective, and can avoid negative publicity. ADR also allows the continued conduct of other commercial arrangements by isolating the matter in dispute.
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