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Globalisation has long been a fundamental requirement in shipping, transportation and logistics. Transport customers' demands for inexpensive, safe and timely delivery must be met in a market characterised by rapidly changing costs, new technology and increasing regulation.

The carriage of goods is a complicated and often very complex procedure involving multiple players and risks of conflict. In many cases, goods are transported across borders and are subject to regulation based on international conventions. 

Consequently, expert advice is pivotal. Our team has extensive industry knowledge and many years' experience in advising enterprises in the areas of shipping, transportation and logistics. We assist in all areas of maritime and transport law and are experts in the area of international dispute resolution. 

Our advisory services include:

  • Resolution of disputes
  • Dispute resolution clauses, including governing law and jurisdiction
  • Charter agreements
  • Terms of sale and delivery
  • Insurance terms
  • Marine insurance and claims for damages
  • Collision, grounding and salvage
  • Off-shore matters
  • Maritime corporate reorganisation
  • Regulatory aspects
  • Conflicts with public authorities.

Bech-Bruun cooperates with leading international transport lawyers and maintains an extensive international network. This means that we can offer you the best advisory services no matter where in the world your enterprise needs it and regardless of your position in the supply chain.

Moreover, we often collaborate closely with lawyers within other areas of expertise such as Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Energy & Supply, Insolvency & Restructuring, Financing and M&A and Corporate Matters.

Every year in London, together with a number of non-Danish law firms, we host the great annual event of the international shipping and insurance sector, the International Maritime Law Seminar.

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What the team is known for
Outstanding practice covering all aspects of shipping law on a domestic and cross-border level. Regularly acts on high-profile insolvency proceedings in the shipping sector. Also active in maritime insurance cases, including issues in the offshore energy sector. Experienced in collision, capsizing and breakdown disputes, as well as ship arrest cases. Clients include transport companies, shipbuilders and insurance companies.

Work highlights
Represented Remontowa Shipbuilding in a dispute with Samsø Rederi in relation to the delivery of PRINSESSE ISABELLA.

Notable practitioners 
Anne Buhl Bjelke focuses on insurance matters within the shipping sector.

Jes Anker Mikkelsen is a highly regarded figure in the Danish shipping market. His widely respected practice encompasses maritime litigation, insolvency proceedings and insurance claims.

Johannes Grove Nielsen advises clients on a wide range of wet and dry shipping mandates, including insurance claims, insolvency proceedings and vessel arrests.

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Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun has an enviable track record in high-profile shipping and transport cases including collisions, charter party disputes, cargo claims and major insurance matters. The team is headed up by Jes Anker Mikkelsen, who is an experienced maritime litigator and arbitrator who is also skilled at handling issues which arise under international trade, offshore, construction and insurance law. Louise Lundsby Wessel regularly drafts and negotiates carriage and logistics contracts, while Johannes Grove Nielsen is noted for his expertise in liability issues, general commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Good industry knowledge and understanding of relevant commercial aspects, in combination with a good grasp on the law.

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