C&C > Shipping

As a law firm that understands the problems of the industry Cavus & Coskunsu advises professionals with every sort of role in this sector, ship-owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, hull insurers, cargo owners, shipbuilders and banks. All the unique challenges of the business being faced by our clients are carefully observed and handled by our experience in shipping world.


Many of our lawyers are mariners who spent years of their lives on board which means that we can give you straightforward advice that makes business sense for you. This is our difference which will be our clients’ advantage.


The firm has significant knowledge regarding wet shipping matters. The services provided cover collisions, general average, salvage, marine pollution and personal injury cases. With prompt attendance to the incidents and qualified services rendered, the firm aims to resolve unexpected commercial and legal problems that clients face. Dry shipping is the firm’s other practice area where both contentious and non-contentious matters are handled.


On one side the firm deals with charterparty disputes, bill of lading disputes, cargo claims, marine insurance claims, shipbuilding contract disputes, ship repair disputes and arrest of vessels, and on the other side foreign and domestic clients are advised on non-contentious matters such as memorandum of agreement for sale and purchase of vessels, new building contracts with shipbuilders, first naval mortgage with various first-class banks, ship finance documents, ship agent agreements and registration of vessels in Turkey.


With our competent casualty response team, we can help you if your vessels are ever affected by fires, total loss cases, groundings, collisions, pollution, salvage claims or piracy incidents. Our emergency response team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to any maritime incident. We can help you navigate these difficult and sensitive times, whilst protecting your crew, ship and reputation.