Shipping and Transport

  • Shipping and transport is the core area of practice at ESENYEL|Partners. The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of the shipping sector. With regard to Ship Arrest, the firm acts regularly for shipowners, charterers, financial institutions, bunker suppliers and P&I Clubs to handle ship arrests around the world. We monitor the movements of vessels and make sure to finalize arrest procedures in one day to obtain security for our Client’s claims. Our Casualty/Salvage team acts for shipowners, charterers, hull and machinery underwriters, P&I Clubs, salvors and handles the most important wet legal practices in the market. The team has advised the Clients on disputes arising from collisions, groundings, fires, total losses, pollution, salvage and general average. The team responds immediately to urgent casualty matters and aims to negotiate the way through a settlement with the opponents to secure the unhindered flow of trade. The team has vast experience in all types of bills of lading and charterparties when it comes to Dry Shipping matters. The firm is known for its high quality legal service in all sort of claims including the most complex high value cargo claims. In connection with Ship finance, the firm’s work extends from negotiating the terms and conditions of financing and refinancing arrangements, to securing the necessary guarantees with banks and other lenders. Since the Turkey is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, it is an ideal choice for OECD flagged vessel with its green recycling centre in terms of compliance. The firm ensures worldwide Ship Recycling projects carried out according to the applicable rules. The firm has a large clientele in shipbuilding sector and prides itself on offering the shipyards the best practice for Shipbuilding projects. Its expertise includes advising on and drafting repair and refit contracts. The firm advises and represents its clients in numerous Sale and Purchase transactions involving vessels of all types and sizes. Yachts and Super yachts is another topic that the team regularly advises the clients with regard to construction of special boats, super yachts and assists the clients with all aspects of contractual arrangements and casualty handling. In a great number of Marine Insurance cases, the firm has successfully assisted its clients in providing straight forward opinions in the most complex cover issues. The firm advises marine insurers as well as ship owners and is known for its capability to coordinate legal proceedings in several jurisdictions at the same time.