Shipbuilding & Repair

IMG advises clients on the creation and revision of shipbuilding contracts and their associated documents, such as performance and refund guarantees. Clear and concise drafting is essential for major projects.  Thus, we aim to produce unambiguous contractual wordings. We are regularly retained by clients to review new build, repair and conversion contracts and associated financing and insurance contracts for all types of vessels, from conventional commercial ships to specialist vessels for the offshore industry.

Expert Advice

IMG possesses a wealth of experience representing builders of ships and owners from around the world. We are regularly retained by clients for new builds, repair and conversion contracts, and associated finance assistance for all types of vessels—from conventional commercial ships, through to specialist vessels for the offshore industry.

Litigation Support

The attorneys in our Shipbuilding & Repair practice group are all litigators, who draw upon their experience of dispute resolution to anticipate and avoid potential problems. Where substantial sums of money and important capital assets are at stake, there is always dispute potential. Wherein there are cost overruns, delays, guarantees or other contractual issues, IMG can help resolve disputes.

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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