ADMIRALTY AND SHIPPING

ADMIRALTY AND SHIPPING

We are among Cyprus’s top firms in the field of admiralty and shipping law. We advise banks, owners, managers, charterers, cargo-owners and their respective insurers on the legal aspects of their affairs including dispute resolutions. Our highly-qualified and experienced specialist team can assist with all legal aspects of shipping and aviation operations including:

Acquisitions and shipbuilding contracts

  • acquisition of vessels
  • acquisition of aircraft
  • shipbuilding contracts

Admiralty claims and dispute resolution

  • claims for loss or damage to cargo
  • freight and off-hire disputes
  • general average
  • collisions
  • salvage claims
  • pollution
  • disputes under shipbuilding and repairing contracts
  • disputes relating to the employment of officers and crew
  • personal injury claims
  • insurance claims
  • shareholder disputes
  • finance disputes and enforcement of security documents including ship mortgages
  • ship and cargo arrest proceedings

Charterparties and other agreements

  • voyage charterparties
  • time charterparties
  • bareboat charterparties
  • ship management agreements
  • insurance policies
  • all other shipping related agreements

Choice of flag and registration

  • company registration
  • ship registration including parallel registration
  • yacht registration
  • aircraft registration
  • all related company law and tax matters

Debt restructuring and insolvency

  • refinance
  • debt restructuring
  • insolvency matters

Finance

  • ship finance
  • aircraft finance and leasing
  • corporate finance
  • security documents including ship mortgages

Ship arrests

  • arrests of vessels
  • aircraft arrests

Ship security

licensing of private ship security contractors

Shipping taxation

advice on Cyprus’s EU-approved tonnage tax system, which offers significant savings to owners, charterers and managers of ships engaged in international shipping

VAT leasing schemes

  • advice on Cyprus’s attractive VAT-saving schemes for private boats and aircraft
  • establishment and administration of the appropriate structure

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