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Well known in the international shipping community, MFB offers expert advice to clients on all shipping related litigation, arbitration and ADR.

We act for a wide range of international traders and manufacturers with a global presence.  Our experience covers both hard and soft commodities, including oil and gas, cement, coal, as well as sugar and other soft commodities.

  • Sale of goods

  • Transportation of goods

  • Bills of lading

  • Letters of Credit

  • Trade Finance

Our team can help you with drafting contract terms, whether for long term contracts or GTCs, as well as advising on the full range of international trade dispute resolution.  We have extensive experience of international commodities arbitration including LCIA, ICC, LMAA, SIAC as well as trade-specific tribunals such as RSA, GAFTA and FOSFA and mediation.

We also have market leading expertise for digital shipping and trade initiatives, including electronic bills of lading and digitisation of documentary credits (and compliance with UCP 600) using blockchain and other technologies.  

For traders, exporters and importers who charter ships, we provide expert advice on negotiating long term charterparties and contracts of affreightment, well as maritime dispute resolution and casualty response.   

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