Admiralty law and maritime law is a distinct body of law which governs admiralty and maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Admiralty law covers many commercial activities, although land based or occurring wholly on land, that are maritime in character. Although individual jurisdictions may enact legislations that apply to international maritime law, there are also a number of international or multi-national treaties that have been signed by various nations of the world in an attempt to apply uniform rules to those who frequent the world's oceans and waterways. As a result, there are a few common "rules" or legal concepts that are almost uniformly accepted and applied. The areas wherein the law is fairly uniform include treatment of sailors, liens, injuries, and salvage.
Admiralty Lawyers at Legaleye Associates offer clients a unique combination of operational, regulatory and litigation expertise to assist in handling not only day-to-day issues, but also those emergencies where timely guidance is most critical. Lawyers at the Firm have had the opportunity to represent businesses involved in the interstate and international transportation of goods and passengers.
Our expert admiralty lawyers in Mumbai offer clients a unique combination of commercial, operational and litigation advise. Our team quickly identifies workable solutions to current problems and advise you on how best to respond to the unexpected. At Legaleye Associates clients both domestic and international regularly turn to us for advice regarding all types of marine contracts, charter party claims, litigation and dispute resolution matters involving maritime lien, maritime claims, cargo claims, contractual breaches etc. We also assist Client's in international arbitration disputes and matters relating to enforcement of arbitration awards and foreign judgements.
Our practice in this regard includes the defense of trucking companies, freight forwarders, brokers and ocean carriers, directly and on behalf of their insurers, in defense of personal injury and cargo loss and damage claims and lawsuits; analyzing coverage of inland and ocean marine and cargo insurance policies; tariff and bill of lading analysis and drafting; drafting of shipper/carrier and carrier/intermediary contracts and independent contractor agreements; assisting clients in maintaining regulatory compliance and defending all types of litigation related to these topics.
Our transactional expertise includes preparation of agreements, bills of lading, sales agreements, terminal lease agreements, service agreements, salvage agreements and wreck removal contracts. Carriers, freight forwarders, warehousemen, ship owners, tug and barge operators, vessel managers, charterers, protection and indemnity associations and terminal operators rely on our expertise in matters ranging from inspections, cargo claims, contract disputes, litigation and arbitration, environmental/oil spill incidents, and maritime lien disputes.
Maritime and Logistics Contracts
At Legaleye Associates clients regularly turn to us for advice regarding all types of marine contracts.
Contract Work to Litigation
Our Maritime Team provides recommendations on contracts of affreightment. Our team also includes knowledgeable draftsmen, skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who quickly identify workable solutions to current problems and advise you on how best to respond to the unexpected. Lawyers at the Firm have handled litigation and arbitration proceedings and, when a dispute arises, we will assist you in recovering your claim and protecting your interests.
Maritime Attachments, Arrests and Judgment Enforcement
Legaleye Associates assist clients to quickly determine the validity of a claim or defense as well as the priority of a secured claim, which are critical considerations for ship owners or secured creditors in large arrest and attachment proceedings. Whether be an occasion to seek attachment of the assets of an elusive defendant, arrest the vessel of a sister company on alter-ego grounds, the Firm has the knowledge, resources and flexibility to help clients achieve their objectives. In addition, our maritime attorneys are well-versed and can help you enforce or defend against an arbitration award or foreign judgment.
Commodity and Trading Contracts
When working with commodity and trading contracts for oil, grain, ore and other bulk commodities, it is important to consult maritime attorneys who are experienced in arbitration and mediation.
Shipping Documents and Cargo Claim Defense
The team at Legaleye Associates has the relevant expertise in drafting shipping documents such as bills of lading, sea waybills and service contracts. Our attorneys are committed to offering our clients a personalized, step-by-step service to help them understand the implications of and commence dispute resolution proceedings with the utmost chances of a successful outcome. In order to do so, and because every case has its pros and cons, we elaborate tailored tools and strategies specifically for each situation in Client interest.