Maritime & Shipping law

Maritime & Shipping Law

With experience in jurisdictions with robust maritime industries, we offer legal advice on all aspects of maritime and shipping law.

For more information on the services we offer in the maritime industry, please see contact us or see our articles on maritime law.

Commercial & International Trade

As a law firm that specializes in transactional law, we provide our clients legal advice pertaining to maritime commercial transactions. We represent our clients from beginning to the end, from negotiating and drafting the agreements. We assist clients with the following:

  • Shipbuilding agreements
  • Ship purchase and sales
  • Ship registration
  • Purchase and sale of vessels, assets and equipment
  • Commercial documents (guarantees and bills of lading)
  • Charterparties

Ship Finance

We have advised clients in Dubai and Libya on the for any of their maritime needs, including:

  • Ship purchase and sales
  • Hire purchase agreements
  • Ship building finance
  • Structured finance
  • Syndicated loans
  • Ship management
  • Mortgages

Arrest of ships & Emergencies

We have advised several clients on maritime related emergencies, including:

  • Arrest of ships
  • Pollution
  • Shipwrecks and salvages
  • Collisions
  • Explosions & Fires
  • Oil spills

Arbitration, litigation and expert legal opinion

At Karbal & Co, we have represented our clients before international arbitration centers and U.S Federal Courts in connection with litigious matters concerning maritime law in Libya and the United Arab Emirates


At Karbal & Co, we understand the risks and liabilities faced in the maritime industry. Committed to serving clients’ best interests, we advise on:

  • Negotiating and acquiring marine insurance
  • P&I insurance
  • Insurance claims
  • Mediation and arbitration services for insurance claims

Port Development & Offshore construction

As ports serve as a means for economic growth and vitality, we understand the importance of ports in the development of emerging markets in the Middle East and North Africa. We offer clients assistance in establishing, constructing and maintaining ports. Our services include:

  • Recruitment of contractors for construction, maintenance and port security
  • Public private partnerships

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