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Practice areas

Studio Legale Serra holds the expertise to act on behalf of shipowners, charterers, hull and cargo insurers, protection and indemnity clubs, ship agents, ship chandlers, brokers, ship yards, import and export companies, trading houses and freight forwarders.

In particular, the firm deals with:

(a) Charterparty disputes

(b) Bills of lading and cargo claims

(c) Hull and machinery, p&i and cargo insurance

(d) Cif and fob contracts, incoterms and documentary credits

(e) Ship arrest and maritime liens

(f) Ship building and sale of ships

(g) Ship finance and mortgages

(h) Ship registration

(i) Collisions, salvage and towage

(j) Yachting

The firm, as partner of Cartwright Pescatore (, can also provide legal support with reference to the following:

(a) Domestic and international commercial contracts;

(b) Domestic and international litigation; 

(c) Corporate and commercial law; 

(d) Arbitration and out-of-court settlements;

(e) Intellectual property and information technology; 

(f) EU and competition law; 

(g) Insolvency law;

(h) Banking and finance;

(i) Mergers and acquisitions;

(j) Project finance;

(k) Trust law;

(l) Public-private partnership; and

(m) Food and beverage legislation