Chambers Europe Rating 2013
This well-regarded practice focuses on advising P&I clubs, liability underwriters, shipowners, operators, managers and cargo owners. The group has much experience of handling litigation, insurance, sale and purchase transactions, and restructuring mandates. In restructuring it acts as trustee to The Containership Company on its USD50 million restructuring proceedings, a matter involving US law due to the location of the company's assets. In the insurance area the group notably represented If Insurance in a dispute against DHL Global Forwarding regarding the loss of a container in transit.
Sources say: "This is an efficient, sophisticated, businesslike and extremely hard-working team, with which it is very easy to communicate."
"First-class lawyer" Jes Anker Mikkelsen heads the department and is lauded as "proactive, insightful and authoritative" by interviewees. Clients value his "excellent legal and client skills, and sophisticated understanding of business." Johannes Grove Nielsen continues to receive praise as one of the market's rising stars, and was recently involved in the restructuring of The Containership Company.
Chambers and Partners Europe, Shipping