Fisheries

The nature of the fishing industry often requires that matters be dealt with on an urgent basis, and our legal practitioners travel widely and at short notice. We also advise on business entity formation, including fishing company start-ups, establishment and operation of joint ventures, business purchase and sales, preparation of catching and commercial fishing agreements and fishing contracts, vessels and quota, risk management and compliance contracts, and financing issues, including the preparation of loan, financing and security agreements.

Marine Insurance

Marine insurance is one of our key competence areas. We have provided successful counsel to fisherman, relating to hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, cargo, marine general liability, and excess insurance policies, and during recourse disputes, where at times applicable insurance conditions need to be interpreted pursuant to the laws of respective jurisdictions.

Ancillary Legal Services

IMG frequently deals with a wide range of legal issues affecting those involved in the ownership and operation of fishing vessels, advising on – among other things – charter parties, shipbuilding contracts, insurance policies, and cargo claims.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

IMG is one of the only law firms in the Pacific Northwest that focuses on the transactional side of charter party agreements and the litigation side of charter party agreements.

The nature of the fishing industry often requires that matters be dealt with on an urgent basis and our legal practitioners travel widely and at short notice. We also advise on fishing company start-ups and business entity formation.

Many disasters, both at sea and on land, unfortunately involve either death and/or personal injury. At IMG, we have the necessary experience in defending and prosecuting companies and insurers in maritime and offshore energy cases.

IMG has experience in dealing with the legal issues connected with shipping casualties and salvage operations. IMG is prepared to act for salvors during and in the aftermath of shipping casualties and ensuing operations.

We frequently advise on the drafting and review of contracts, together with associated documents such as performance and refund guarantees, as well as the financing and insurance of new builds.

IMG’s team is involved in all aspects of selling and purchasing vessels including the negotiations between the buyers and the sellers. We regularly advise a diverse range of international clients including owners and operators.

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