Liberia is a maritime nation with over 4000 vessels registered under and flying the Liberian flag. Liberian, maritime entities and their owners and shareholders , in the course of their activities, especially in dealing with banks, financial institutions and local authorities, do routinely require Liberian legal opinions and advise to ensure that their activities are consistent with or in compliance with Liberia law, the legal regime under which the vessels operate. Activities of maritime entities may also give rise to disagreements that attract litigation in Liberia or in Foreign Courts which eventually require Liberian legal representation, expert witnesses, investigations and service of process.
Shipping companies, vessel owners charterers, financial institutions and others in the maritime industry operate under a variety of contracts. Shipping contracts, charter parties, ship mortgages, purchase agreements and bills of lading govern the operation of vessels and the shipment of goods. When a contract is breached or cargo is damaged in transit, these documents determine what happens.
Liberia admiralty lawyers at Sannoh & Partners, PC represent ships, ship owners, mortgagors, mortgages, freight forwarders, banks and marinas in all maritime transactions and maritime contract disputes including among others, issuance of Legal Opinions, facilitating registration of vessels and ship mortgages. Our attorneys are also experienced at enforcing maritime liens. We represent clients from throughout the World attempting to arrest a vessel and vessel owners seeking to defend their property.
Many vessel owners don’t operate their own ships. Instead, they rent out use of their vessel under a contract called a “charter party.” Charter parties can allow for the use of the ship for a particular voyage or a certain amount of time. Disputes often arise over a ship’s seaworthiness, the purchase of supplies or demurrage. Our maritime attorneys assist clients in all types of contract claims, including vessel finance and purchase order disputes.
When cargo is damaged during transit or a dispute arises under a charter party, your company needs professional help. Liberian maritime attorneys at Sannoh & Partners, PC help clients bring and defend contract claims. Whether your dispute arises from vessel finance, a shipping contract or a bill of lading, our attorneys provide skilled and efficient legal representation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 231-775-494-308; 231-886-311-151 or contact us online.