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Maritime and shipping
A&L Goodbody draws upon leading individuals from across the firm such as finance expert Catherine Duffy and competition guru Vincent Power, and advises on financing, public procurement and EU state aid matters, among others. Clients include Irish Continental Group and Arklow Shipping.
Kennedys launched its practice in 2012 following the hire of maritime and transport specialist Hugh Kennedy from Lavelle Coleman. Kennedy is regularly instructed by London shipping law firms requiring Irish advice, and other key clients include Allianz, RSA, Commissioners of Irish Lights and the P&I clubs Standard Club and North of England.
Matheson’s maritime specialist Helen Noble attracts plum instructions and clients in this sector, such as Far East Marine Company (FEMCO), a longstanding client which the firm advised on international sanctions relating to the alleged carriage of munitions aboard its cargo ship, MV Alead. Clients rate the team for its professionalism and value for money.
McCann FitzGerald is the firm of choice for a number of London-based shipping law firms needing Irish input, as well as P&I clubs and shipowners. It is acting for Sunderland Marine on a range of incidents, including the sinking of a trawler off Dunmore East. Roddy Bourke is the main contact.
At Arthur Cox, litigator Bryan Strahan led advice to Omega Bunker SRL on the arrest and subsequent release from Dublin Port of cruise liner MV Princess Danae. Dublin Port Authority is also a client. London-based practice head Kathleen Garrett is ‘quick to grasp the work involved’, and ‘always willing to pick up the phone and work out solutions’.
Dillon Eustace has substantial experience in maritime dispute resolution, particularly on behalf of P&I clubs and insurers. The firm acts for Allianz in contentious matters, including High Court actions.
Mason Hayes & Curran acts for A.P. Møller – Maersk and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, as well as for Bank of Ireland, which is Ireland’s main maritime and shipping funder. It recently advised the latter on the sale of a large freight vessel. Judith Riodan is ‘very commercially aware’.