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Shipping & Marine Insurance

Gurbani represents a full range of clients in all areas of the shipping and maritime industry.

We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive service to the global maritime sector. Our lawyers are specialists in the shipping and maritime industry and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding in the technical, practical and legal aspects of maritime and shipping practice.

We represent a full range of clients in all areas of the shipping and maritime industry, including: 

  • Shipowners

  • Operators and charterers

  • Governments and Government-owned Carriers

  • Marine Insurers and Reinsurers, including P&I insurers, FD&D associations, Hull & Machinery underwriters and War Risk insurer

  • Freight Forwarders and other shipping agents

  • Cargo Interests

  • Lending Banks

  • Other financial institutions

  • Our area of practice includes bills of lading and charterparty dispute resolution

  • Cargo loss/damage claims

  • P & I & Hull & Machinery claims, including collision damage, groundings & sinkings, shipmanagement, agency and repair claims

  • Charterparty negotiations and drafting

  • Ships sale and purchase 

  • Ship financing.

We are also often commissioned to investigate and report on piracy incidents and maritime casualties such as collisions, groundings, sinkings, cargo loss and damage, shipboard fire and explosions, crew injuries and disappearance. 

In the field of marine insurance, we have significant experience and regularly advise on a wide range of insurance coverage disputes and in subrogated recovery actions. Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Builders' risks insurance

  • Cargo insurance

  • Charterers' liability insurance

  • On and Offshore Construction insurance

  • Hull and Machinery insurance

  • Mortgagees' interest insurance

  • Loss of Hire

  • Energy

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