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Holman Fenwick Willan France LLP handles dry and wet shipping. The nine-lawyer team regularly advises cargo owners and insurers on cargo claims, and also assists P&I clubs and ferry line companies. AXA CS is a client. Guillaume Brajeux heads the practice, which also includes Stanislas Lequette, Stéphanie Schweitzer and recently hired ship finance expert Jean-Marc Zampa, who joined from Orrick Rambaud Martel.

Ince & Co France SCP’s practice spans wet and dry shipping. Clients include various shipyards and the team assisted STX France with the construction of several large vessels. The team also has experience in events at sea, with strong insurance, financing, trade and yachting expertise. The practice is led by Jérôme de Sentenac, Gilles Gautier, Mathieu Croix, Alexandre Besnard, Vy-Loan Olivieri and Freddy Desplanques. Andrew Charlier mainly handles financing and yacht-related matters.

Four-lawyer boutique practice Lewis & Co AARPI has French and English law expertise in shipping, international trade and insurance law. It is often involved in contentious cross-border cases and recently advised on vessel seizures. Clients include shipowners and shipyards. The practice is headed by Lars Lewis, Peter Iglikowski, Leïla Esnard and Guillaume de Bascher.

Clyde & Co LLP has strong litigation and insurance expertise, which it utilises in advising shipyards, insurers and maritime companies. It is representing Hyproc Shipping in a dispute relating to the salvage of the Ramdane Abane in Turkish waters. Gildas Rostain and Rozenn Lopin head the practice.

Reed Smith is particularly strong in commercial, international trade and maritime litigious matters. The practice also deals with arbitration pertaining to North and West Africa. Luc Grellet and Ana Atallah head the nine-lawyer team, which advises a diverse array of clients.

Richemont Nicolas & Associés regularly advises clients in the context of events at sea. Henri de Richemont and Christophe Nicolas are recommended.

Thomas Cooper LLP assists insurers, P&I clubs, racing teams, architects and transport companies. Headed by Christophe Hunkeler, the practice handles a high workload of litigation concerning incidents at sea.

Villeneau Rohart Simon often advises clients in the context of events at sea, and also deals with shipyard and insurance matters. Jean-Serge Rohart, Patrick Simon, Benoît Pincemin, Bertrand Coste and Sébastien Lootgieter are the key contacts.

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