Shipping and Admiralty

The firm has the requisite expertise in areas of admiralty and international transport law, particularly in relation to applicable Nigerian laws and statutes. Our knowledge of applicable laws and practices enables us to effectively deal with Maritime and International transport related issues and disputes.

The firm's services in the area of aviation law includes processing and facilitating aircraft licensing and registration, ensuring compliance with relevant legislations dealing with aviation and proffering advise where necessary, and liaising with regulatory bodies like the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, [NCAA], Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria [FAAN] etc.

We act for a number of protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs. We usually work through their local correspondent offices to assist their owners/charterer members in obtaining caveats against arrests and detentions or to seek to obtain their releases as appropriate. We prosecute and defend actions against receivers, shippers and other carrier interests for cargo claims, collusion, demurrage, hire fees etc and to obtain the pursuant undertakings and guarantees.

In addition we advise carriers and insurance interests on issues arising from carriage of goods by sea, air and land and the international transport conventions vis-à-vis local COGSA and applicable insurance legislation.