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Asia Guide

Shipping — New Zealand

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals. 此地区和专业领域只限于律师排名,不设律所排名。

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DLA Piper New Zealand

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Neil Beadle of DLA Piper New Zealand has a strong reputation with local and international underwriters and has advised NZI and Vero Marine on a number of recoveries. He is regarded highly by sources for his vast knowledge of "marine matters" and for his "overseas experience." He regularly acts for cargo insurers on recovery actions and total loss investigations.

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McElroys

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Matthew Flynn of McElroys is a specialist maritime litigator who advises a range of clients, including P&I clubs, shipowners and exporters. He is widely acknowledged for acting on behalf of domestic and international cargo insurers and sources attest that he is "an expert in the field of maritime law."

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Lowndes

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Michael McCarthy of Lowndes is a leading figure in the market, with a particular focus on shipping litigation. He is well known for his maritime insurance work and continues to act on significant matters arising from the 'Rena' shipwreck.

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Lowndes Jordan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Consultant Barbara Versfelt of Lowndes Jordan incorporates her expertise in shipping contracts, international trade and insurance into her commercial maritime law practice. She continues to be recognised amongst peers as "one of the market leaders" and has extensive experience in disputes, advising P&I clubs, shipowners, ports and admiralty creditors.

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Fee Langstone

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Pauline Barratt of Fee Langstone is a "well-known and respected" figure in the field of maritime law. She is a specialist whose practice covers the full range of wet and dry matters, including admiralty litigation, marine insurance, freight forwarding, and international and domestic carriage of goods issues.

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Hesketh Henry

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Alan Sherlock of Hesketh Henry advises a wide range of insurers and commercial shipping enterprises. He is acknowledged for his expertise in the fields of maritime and insurance law as part of his broader commercial litigation practice. Of late he has advised Wilhelmsen Ships Service in a dispute with the owners and charterers of a vessel, on their rights and the possibility of arresting the vessel at port.

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Lowndes Jordan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Karl Stolberger of Lowndes Jordan has a general corporate and commercial disputes practice which includes acting on contentious as well as non-contentious matters within the shipping sector. He is recognised for his involvement in some of New Zealand's most high-profile maritime casualties, transactions and insurance disputes.

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Dawson & Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Peter Dawson of Dawson & Associates is a maritime specialist with a "strong reputation in the fishing industry." His full-time maritime and fisheries practice provides advisory as well as litigation services to national and international clients.

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DLA Piper New Zealand

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

DLA Piper New Zealand's special counsel Jeanette Hayes advises on maritime law, marine insurance, vessel arrests and international trade matters. She is a seasoned litigator who is widely recognised as "very experienced and capable" on marine cargo insurance claims.

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Chapman Tripp

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

John Knight of Chapman Tripp has a broad disputes resolution practice which encompasses insurance, resource management and maritime law. His expertise relates to cargo damage and recovery, as well as shipping collisions or groundings and he also advises on marine-related environmental regulations.

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Pitt & Moore

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Marty Logan of Pitt & Moore is a maritime and fisheries law specialist. He acts on international admiralty cases utilising the relationships he has built with overseas firms.

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Associates to watch

Felicity Monteiro

Wilson Harle

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Felicity Monteiro of Wilson Harle is an experienced senior associate who focuses on civil and commercial disputes arising from admiralty proceedings or cargo claims. She played a key role in the team's representation of German ship operator M/S Meta Stefan Patjens, on claims amounting to NZD1 million brought in relation to a carriage of perishable goods from New Zealand to Europe.

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Associates to watch

Wilson Harle

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Kerryn Webster of Wilson Harle is the current chair of the New Zealand branch of the Maritime Law Association of Australia & New Zealand. She is an experienced litigator who has a particular focus on maritime and shipping law. She was a part of the team that represented the international shipping liner community in New Zealand in a competition policy inquiry by the Productivity Commission into international freight transport services.

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