Attorneys at Conway are leading experts within the maritime and transport industry. Our clients consist of shipyards, ship/yacht owners, transport insurers, P&I Clubs, traders, freight forwarders, stevedoring companies, trade agents, maritime suppliers, cargo stakeholders and companies active in air, road, and sea transport. Conway provides a broad spectrum of legal services, including advising, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and representing parties in mediation, arbitration and court proceedings. Our expertise consists of, inter alia, arresting ships and cargo, charter party disputes, cargo damages, liability in case of cargo contamination in ship’s holds, faulty ship designs and collisions. As a member of www.shiparrested.com, we are part of a worldwide network of shipping lawyers, making it possible to track and arrest vessels all over the world. This means we can ensure our clients are getting paid and can keep on moving.
Freezing orders on ships:
Effecting of a freezing order against a cruise ship on behalf of a BVI company in a dispute against the ship’s US owner and acting in subsequent urgent relief proceedings concerning the lifting of the freezing order.
Representing cargo insurers in litigation against various air carriers for cargo lost during air transport.
International road transportation:
Acting for an Italian transportation company in a dispute concerning the embezzlement of various cargoes. Click here for the Court of Appeal judgment.
Drafting of a complex integrated logistical management services agreement between a Swiss producer of chemicals and German transport company for the storage, handling, carriage by various transport means and management services in the supply chain.
Advising a US based chemical producer in relation to the (combined) carriage of hazardous goods within the Netherlands and internationally by different transport modes.
Faulty ship design:
Acting in a dispute between a ship owner and a ship designer relating to the faulty design of several ships built for the offshore installation of wind turbines.
Freezing orders on ships:
Arresting ships and obtaining security for claims of Rotterdam-based physical marine fuel supplier from ship owners in the insolvency matter of the O.W. Bunker group, upholding jurisdiction before the Rotterdam Court in claims against ship owners. Click here for the Rotterdam district court judgment.
Drafting and handling disputes under ship building contracts; dealing with registration issues.
Representing an industrial site for claiming damages (direct and consequential) as a result of a collision of a seagoing vessel with a fixed object in a Dutch port (jetty).
Acting for an international marine contracting company in an ICC arbitration in a dispute with another marine contracting company concerning payments due under the charter-party.
Serving as arbitrator in an ICC tribunal in a dispute arising out of a contract related to the building of yachts.