Shipbuilding & Conversion

Shipbuilding & Conversion

Our firm maintains a strong record in providing assistance on a wide range of shipbuilding projects. Arnold van Steenderen is the contributing editor of the handbook Getting the Deal Trough - Shipbuilding 2015.  He has been in this business for over 30 years now. Knowing all aspects of the superyacht industry, our team also has in depth knowledge and vast experience in dealing with more general shipbuilding and offshore construction and conversion projects, and provide the following legal services:

  • Drafting and negotiating of building contracts and all ancillary documentation, e.g. the specifications and refund guarantees;
  • Registration of a ship under construction or after delivery;
  • Rendering full support throughout the construction or conversion project;
  • Litigation of various disputes in respect of the execution of the building or conversion contract (for example: a claim for additional work or delay);
  • Drafting and negotiating the terms of charter parties.

We represent financial institutions, shipbuilders, owners, naval architects and sub-contractors. The members of our Shipbuilding Team are well versed in all aspects of contracting aiming at conflict avoidance and creating optimal contractual clarity.