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International Law

From advice on structuring international deals, to arbitration, shipping and logistics, we will help you cross the border successfully.

Max Bonnell

"Cross-border cases require specialised knowledge and a flexible mind, because the rules and methods of your own jurisdiction have limited value away from home." 

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Stuart Blaxell
Special Counsel

"International trade and arbitration will always play a vital part in an island nation."

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“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”


~ Freya Stark

Structuring International Deals

The success or failure of an international transaction often hinges on the practical enforceability of contractual rights in foreign jurisdictions. Our expert international lawyers can pinpoint the location of a counter-parties’ assets, which might be attractive enforcement targets and draft dispute resolution processes that make those assets available if the deal goes sour.

International Arbitration

We understand that commercial rewards mean commercial risks and that undertaking international arbitration is a careful and calculated decision. We work with you to formulate a plan to maximise your returns, protect against adverse outcomes, minimise costs and expedite results. Our experience has taught us to take into account the legal, commercial and emotional factors in each case, with the mindset and culture of parties at the forefront of our strategic plan. Success lies not just in deploying the smartest legal tactics but with insight into the mindset of stakeholders and the context of each situation. We value our clients perspective and they play a crucial role in achieving success.

Shipping and 

Henry William has extensive expertise in shipping and logistics disputes. The team can navigate charter party and insurance arrangements, Bills of Lading and Waybills, crewing and labour contracts, and assist with regulatory and compliance issues faced by logistics operators. Most disputes in these fields involve arbitration rather than Court proceedings.

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