Maritime & International Trade
M&D’s admiralty and maritime practice covers nearly every facet of the maritime industry. We combine years of experience representing shipowners, charterers, marine service providers and insurers.
Our attorneys have represented clients in the investigation and litigation of marine casualties, prosecution and defense of cases for cargo loss and property damage, personal injury including the Jones Act and Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, contract and charter party disputes, freight, demurrage, and P&I and insurance coverage and subrogation matters. Our attorneys have also represented clients in contract negotiations for shipping cargo and in resolving issues that result from performance of those contracts.
In addition to publishing and teaching maritime and admiralty law, our attorneys have tried, arbitrated and mediated cases before the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and the Society of Maritime Arbitrators.
M&D attorneys have also provided advice and guidance on economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Export Administration Regulations administered by the United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. We work with our clients engaged in international trade to help create and implement vetting systems to comply with U.S. sanction programs. Additionally, our attorneys have experience assisting clients with disclosing violations and/or addressing sanctions if they have already had a violation.