Maritime Law

By land or by sea.

We get the job done.

Even in the choppiest of waters, our sea legs are steady.

Our internationally recognized Maritime Law team is uniquely equipped to help our clients navigate the complex laws inherent to maritime business and legal disputes. Harris Bricken is known for our diverse and high-profile international maritime experience. We assist clients in a wide range of maritime-related matters including international and domestic litigation, international and domestic vessel arrests, and international and domestic yacht law. We take pride in having helped clients around the world succeed in even the most challenging maritime legal disputes and commercial matters.

We have handled hundreds of vessel repossessions and arrests involving yachts, fishing boats, cargo ships, and cruise and casino ships, and have successfully resolved corporate maritime cases in the Bahamas, the US, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our broad experience and detailed knowledge of maritime law give our clients the tools and confidence they need to handle the legal challenges they face at sea. Our commercial maritime services include the following:

  • Vessel arrests in United States and foreign jurisdictions
  • Purchase and sale of vessels and other maritime assets
  • Vessel management and product sales agreements
  • Demise, time, and space charter agreements
  • Maritime lien and ship mortgage disputes
  • Vessel documentation, inspection, registration, and flagging
  • Marine insurance
  • Vessel financing for lenders, borrowers, and charterers
  • Vessel repair contracts and litigation
  • Fishing rights applications and disputes
  • Foreign and domestic joint venture agreements

Our Maritime Track Record.

Representative Work

  • Represent companies in maritime and vessel arrest cases in China, Turkey, Spain, Vietnam, Korea, Russia, the UK, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
  • Secure Rule B vessel arrests of foreign vessels in the United States.
  • Represent companies in cases disputing ownership of a international fishing companies.
  • Represent companies in arbitration involving maritime equipment.
  • Represent companies in international and cargo litigation and arbitration matters .

There is no substitute for been there, done that

and can do it again.