Shipping and Offshore

Clients highlight ‘their ability to be very result-oriented and provide focused legal advice that is exactly what was requested. They also have a very good commercial understanding.’ Another client appreciates the lawyers' ‘quick responses,’ adding that they are ‘highly commercial.’

Legal 500 Europe 2020

BAHR – shipping and offshore covered

It’s no exaggeration to say that shipping built Norway. For generations we have been among the leading maritime nations, and shipping and offshore remain important areas of our national economy.

Shipping and insurance have also formed important elements of BAHR’s work since our foundation. We act for Norwegian and foreign shipowners and operators, insurers and brokers, shipyards, banks, leasing companies, logistics companies, charterers and others, and are recognised as a first port of call for key instructions, such as:

  • Advising Østensjø Rederi and Edda Wind on the ordering of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) designed for service operations during the commissioning and operation of offshore wind parks and subsequent sale to Wilhelmsen of 25% of the shares in Edda Wind.
  • Advising Oslo Stock Exchange listed PGS ASA on its refinancing and private placement.
  • Representing marine insurance provider SKULD before the Norwegian Supreme Court in the MINERAL LIBIN proceedings.

Our experienced team is consistently top-ranked by independent directories. From shipping related transactions and capital market deals, negotiating shipbuilding contracts and charter parties, arranging complex financing deals and sale- and leaseback transactions, to assisting with disputes and challenging competition, environmental or tax-related issues, we have it covered.

Our expertise extends across all market segments, including offshore, ferries, LNG, tankers and bulkers.

Knowledgeable in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, whether maritime or otherwise, from coverage disputes to regulatory advice, we also handle major insurance-related transactions and disputes.

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch with one of our key points of contact.

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