Globaliseringen har længe været et grundvilkår inden for shipping, transport og logistik. Transportkunders krav om billig, sikker og rettidig levering skal opfyldes på et marked, der er præget af hastigt skiftende omkostninger, nye teknologier og en stadig tættere regulering.

Transport af gods er eksempelvis en kompliceret og ofte sammensat proces, der involverer mange aktører og risici for konflikt. Transportopgaverne foregår ofte mellem flere lande, og de regler, der regulerer dem, er derfor baseret på internationale konventioner. Derfor er ekspertrådgivning vigtig.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vores team har et omfattende branchekendskab og mange års erfaring med at rådgive virksomheder inden for shipping, transport og logistik. Vi bistår inden for alle områder af sø- og transportretten og har spidskompetencer inden for international konfliktløsning. 

Vi rådgiver blandt andet om:

  • Konfliktløsning 
  • Konfliktløsningsklausuler, herunder lovvalg og værneting
  • Befragtningsaftaler
  • Salgs- og leveringsbetingelser
  • Forsikringsvilkår
  • Søforsikring og erstatningskrav
  • Kollision, grundstødning og bjærgning
  • Off shore-forhold
  • Maritime corporate omstruktureringer
  • Regulatoriske forhold
  • Konflikter med offentlige myndigheder.

Vi samarbejder med førende internationale transportadvokater og har et stort internationalt netværk. Vi kan derfor sikre den bedste rådgivning, uanset hvor i verden din virksomhed har brug for den – og hvor i forsyningskæden du befinder dig.

BEST

BEST er vores juridiske udrykningshold. Vi stiller op døgnet rundt, også i weekender og på helligdage.

Vi arbejder desuden ofte tæt sammen med specialister inden for Konfliktløsning, Forsikring, Energi & Forsyning, Insolvens & Rekonstruktion, Finansiering, M&A  & Selskabsforhold mfl. 

Vi afholder hvert år i London – sammen med en række andre udenlandske advokatfirmaer – den store årlige begivenhed i det internationale shipping- og forsikringsmiljø, International Maritime Law Seminar. 

Shipping & Logistik

Shipping

What the team is known for
Bech-Bruun has an outstanding practice covering all aspects of shipping law on a domestic and cross-border level. The law firm regularly acts on high-profile insolvency proceedings in the shipping sector. The group is also active in maritime insurance cases, including issues in the offshore energy sector. The department demonstrates experience handling collision, capsizing and breakdown disputes, as well as ship arrest cases. Bech-Bruun's clients include transport companies, shipbuilders and insurance companies.

Strengths
"We trust them with complex matters," one source explains, commending the team's "considerable depth" and adding: "They are also commercially tuned in and are able to blend their legal acumen with commercial practicality."

Other sources praise the group's "comprehensive and to-the-point legal advice," with one individual describing the team as "top-notch."

Work highlights
Bech-Bruun acted for a majority of the creditors in the insolvency of Thor Shipping, with lawsuits in Denmark, Japan and Brazil.

Notable practitioners
Anne Buhl Bjelke focuses on insurance matters within the shipping sector. She is based in Copenhagen.

Up-and-coming lawyer Camilla Hudson impresses for her experience in domestic and cross-border shipping disputes. Acting for a range of vessel owners, insurers and energy companies, her expertise covers issues relating to bunker fuel, insolvency and H&M coverage. "She is a very talented lawyer with excellent knowledge of our field of work," says one source, adding: "Her communication skills ensure that everybody understands, even if they don’t have a legal background, and makes people comfortable when dealing with legal matters."

Johannes Grove Nielsen advises clients on a wide range of wet and dry shipping mandates, including insurance claims, insolvency proceedings and vessel arrests. "He has the ability to distil a difficult situation down to understandable terms and issues," explains one interviewee, adding: "He is also very good at developing creative solutions to a problem."

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Shipping

Shipping & Transport

Legal 500 - Bech-Bruun

Ranked: Tier 1

Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘first-class knowledge' of all shipping and transport issues. The group has extensive experience in international dispute resolution, acting for major industry players, including several P&I clients, in both wet and dry shipping matters. It also has a unique position in the Danish market after establishing a dedicated cross-border insolvency shipping team. (...). Other names to note are Johannes Grove Nielsen, who clients consider to be ‘the sharpest maritime lawyer in the Nordics’, and Louise Lundsby Wessel, who is especially strong in CMR Convention disputes. Newly promoted partner Camilla Søgaard Hudson is also a key name to note.

"Bech-Bruun is my go-to Danish shipping law firm: they have strength in depth, commercial awareness and their turnaround times are always impressive. I can fire any query at them and they will have someone able to answer it."

"Extremely capable team with international reach. First-class knowledge in all shipping and transport-related matters. Very responsible and also very nice to work with."

"Competent, quick, reliable, humble. It is a big firm, but with a most personal feel. One is always welcome. The management style brings out the best in their people, focusing on services and qualities, rather than billing and fees."

"Very good conflict resolution skills. Understanding of both legal and commercial points."

"Good overview and practical knowledge of the industry; services and advice rendered are very much to the point; quick response times; clients feel comfortable with their advice."

Legal 500, Shipping and Transport

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