Legal 500 2012
Excellent, particularly for dry shipping work
MFB, formerly known as More Fisher Brown, is a specialist shipping law firm, established in 1988, which offers a professional approach with a high level of partner involvement. Despite the firm’s expansion to 26 fee earners, of whom 12 are partners, MFB prides itself on remaining a compact and integrated team, with a wealth of legal knowledge and experience in shipping, insurance and international trade.
We recently moved to stunning new offices on the lower 2 floors of the Fishmongers’ Hall, home to the Fishmongers’ Livery Company, one of the twelve great Livery Companies of the City of London, and the firm enjoys spectacular views over the river Thames and Southwark Cathedral.
MFB is well known in the shipping community, advising clients on shipping related litigation, arbitration and ADR. Our international client base includes ship owners, charterers, cargo interests, P&I Clubs and other insurers. We are recommended by Legal 500 2012 and by Chambers UK 2013 as a leading shipping law firm.
The firm provides prompt high quality legal advice, placing great importance on working closely with clients and understanding their business requirements, with the aim of resolving disputes expeditiously without incurring undue costs and thus avoiding unnecessary litigation. MFB’s range of services includes advice on non-contentious issues such as ship sale and purchase, ship finance, including ship mortgages, and we also cover domestic and cross-border company and commercial transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, project and asset finance, company start-ups and group reorganisations.
MFB benefits from the extensive knowledge of a number of legally qualified Master Mariners. Working with a global network of experts and legal correspondents throughout the world, we are always contactable on our 24 hour emergency telephone number in the event of a casualty or for urgent advice. MFB is a member of the Admiralty Solicitors Group.
Languages spoken include Croatian, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Serbian, Spanish and Urdu.