Legal Consulting

Our Team provides legal advice and practical guidance in all aspects of yacht and superyacht ownership, sale, purchase, finance, dispute resolution, insurance and management.

Our Yacht Team provides legal advice on all aspects of yacht and superyacht ownership, advising a variety of participants in the industry including owners, managers, insurers, yacht brokers, yards and marinas.

Our experience derives from a long history as specialists in maritime law. Our team also has extensive practical sailing and sea-going experience on board superyachts, grand-prix racing yachts and private pleasure crafts giving us an in-depth understanding of the industry. We are therefore able to give commercial and practical legal advice. We also work closely with our commercial, employment and ship finance groups so that we can advise clients on the broad range of matters that derive from owning, managing or operating yachts, whether commercially or privately.

If problems do happen we have considerable experience of handling disputes across the spectrum. We have a dedicated 24/7 emergency response team and can deal with the legal and practical needs in the aftermath of any incident through to resolution.

We have global reach with offices in countries also known for yachting including Spain, England and Singapore. Our team can readily advise on multi-jurisdictional issues.

We offer the following legal services for yacht and superyachts:

  • Yacht and superyacht legal services for build and refit contracts to suite specific needs.
  • Yacht and superyacht legal services for build and refit management taking the worry from you.
  • Yacht and superyacht legal services build compliance such as LY3.
  • Legal assistance for Customs and Tax requirements when entering ports or buying or selling.
  • Legal assistance for yacht and superyacht Great Barrier Reef Compliance when planning your voyage.
  • Legal services in dispute solving such as arbitration or mediation if disputes cannot be resolved.
  • Legal services in drafting yacht and superyacht charter party agreements if you want to rent your vessel.
  • Lawyer assistance in negotiating charter party disputes.
  • Yacht and superyacht Insurance contract legal assistance to help you get the best coverage.
  • Legal services for yacht and superyacht Shipping agreement review and assistance.
  • Legal assistance for yacht and superyacht agent and port operations when importing or exporting your vessel we can assist you with this process.
  • Legally assisting with Casualty claims, Collision, Fire and Stranding Claims.
  • Legal assistance with yacht and superyacht salvage, total loss and wreck removal.
how can we help you?

Contact us at the Consulting WP office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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