Admiralty law or maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs 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 that operate vessels
on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, marine
salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea.
Admiralty law also covers many commercial activities, although land based or occurring
wholly on land, that are maritime in character.
Although each legal jurisdiction usually has its own enacted legislation governing maritime
matters, admiralty law is characterized by a significant amount of international law
developed in recent decades, including numerous multilateral treaties.
TMT’s shipping practice includes the entire gamut legal issues including but not limited to
dry/wet shipping, ship arrest/release, ship finance, ship buying/selling, international trade,
personal injury, crew wages and P&I settlements. TMT’s practice also includes port projects
and development, corporate advice, preparation and review of all contractual documentation
required for any shipping related projects. We are passionate about investing time and
managing relationships with our clients. At TMT Law Practice, our experience has taught us
that true long-term relationships work for our clients and us. Good relationships also help us
to keep our best people and loyal clients, clients who come to us because we are the right
fit. We take the greatest care in everything we do.
TMT Law Practice has experienced subject matter experts and a network Of Counsels &
master mariners worldwide. Our Lawyers and Of Counsels have a deep understanding of the
market dynamics across dry/ wet shipping, admiralty, crisis management and transactional
work. Our network is reflective of a full spectrum of those involved in the global shipping
industry, including ship owners/charterers, P&I Clubs, Banks, International Agencies,
Shipyards, Marine Insurance Underwriters, Governmental Agencies & Brokers.
- Areas of Specific Expertise:
- Dry/Wet (Tanker) Shipping (Advisory, Documentation & Litigation)
- Admiralty & Crisis Management (Advisory, Documentation & Litigation)
- Mergers & Acquisitions (Advisory & Documentation)
- Transactions & Regulation (Advisory, Documentation & Litigation)
- Death & Personal Injury (Advisory, Documentation & Litigation)