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Our seasoned team of legal professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your business in an ever-evolving trading landscape. Our legal services cater to a diverse range of businesses including:

  • shipping and maritime companies / entrepreneurs

  • banks and marine insurance companies

  • logistics and supply chain providers

  • freight forwarders

  • importers and exporters

  • single and multi-modal transportation companies

Why Choose MFB?

Specialised Expertise: Navigating the intricacies of maritime, transport, and logistics agreements requires specialised knowledge. Our team boasts extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the legal nuances within these sectors. We stay abreast of industry trends, ensuring that our clients receive advice that is not only legally sound but also aligned with the latest developments in the field.

Client-Centric Approach: At MFB, we prioritise our clients' needs. We believe in fostering strong, lasting relationships built on trust, transparency, and open communication. Our team takes the time to understand your business objectives, allowing us to provide tailored legal solutions that align with your commercial goals.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Whether you are a shipping company, logistics provider, or involved in international trade, our legal services cover a wide range of areas within the maritime, transport, and logistics sectors, including:

Contract Drafting and Review: Thorough examination and drafting of commercial trading agreements to protect your interests and ensure compliance with relevant laws.

Regulatory Compliance: Proactive guidance on regulatory requirements to help your business navigate the complexities of international trade.

Risk Management: Strategic advice on risk mitigation strategies to protect your business from potential legal challenges.

Customized Legal Training: Workshops and training sessions for your team to enhance their understanding of legal issues relevant to your industry.

Types of Contracts / Arrangements

In addition to the contracts required for ship and yacht finance, construction and sale & purchase (click here and here), we routinely advise on industry-standard agreements (BIMCO, INTERTANKO, ICOMIA and others) and on projects involving:

  • Charterparties and contracts of affreightment;

  • Transhipments;

  • Supply, distribution and agency arrangements;

  • Pooling and slot-sharing;

  • Cargo sale & purchase and trade finance;

  • Referral/introducer and consultancy arrangements;

  • Group reorganisations; and

  • Process Agencies (marine and/or aviation).

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