Shipping and offshore are among Norway's most important and international sectors. The maritime industry is sensitive to fluctuations in the global economy, market cycles and commodity prices. In addition, the players are constantly facing new challenges related to technological development, the environment and regulatory frameworks.
To face these challenges, companies need the best legal expertise with extensive industry knowledge and commercial understanding.
Wiersholm has a strong position in shipping and offshore. Our interdisciplinary industry group consists of some of Norway's most recognised lawyers in shipping and offshore transactions, ship financing, maritime insurance and maritime dispute resolution. Our focus is the value creation of our clients, and we provide efficient project management and consulting with regard to commercial and strategic choices throughout the process.
Our clients include major Norwegian and international market players, both shipowners, banks, brokers, investors, managers and other players. We assist our clients in all relevant areas such as negotiation of newbuilding contracts, purchase and sale of ships, arrests, insurance disputes, financing and restructuring, as well as tax issues.
We also assist in all types of shipping contracts, including charter parties, CoAs, management agreements, joint ventures and pool agreements. At any given time, we have several cases being heard the courts of arbitration or by the ordinary courts of law.