Shipping and transport is the main core area of practice at SODAC LAW.


We have board experience in all aspects of the shipping sector. We act for clients in all marine practice areas, whether “wet” or “dry”, connecting to cargo, the ship, or related activities such as terminal operation. towage, environmental obligations, warehousing, docks and wharves, freight forwarding, multimodal transport, as well as craft collision and casualty, both for owners and their insurers.

We advise professionals from all over the world, including ship-owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, oil and mineral exploration companies, marine regulators, marine insurance brokers and agents, banks and other marine financial institutions, marine insurers, ship owners and charterers, cargo owners, stevedores, port authorities, shipbuilders and ship repairers, salvors, ship operators and managers, freight forwarders, marine surveyors and ships’ agents. All the unique challenges of the business being faced by our clients are carefully observed and handled by our experience in shipping world.

Our primary focus is litigation and consultancy of marine conflicts. We offer sound, timely and cost-effective solutions. We also have a practice in providing practical advice in the commercial setting for our shipping industry clients. This ranges from day-to-day business advice to the negotiation and completion of major corporate transactions affecting a shipping business.



  • Sales of Vessels

  • Shipbuilding and government procurement

  • Cargo damage claims

  • Arrest of vessels and enforcement of maritime liens

  • Maritime Collisions

  • Salvage claims

  • General Average claims

  • Tugs & Towage

  • Marine Insurance disputes

  • Oil or Noxious substances pollution incidents

  • Defence of environmental claims including charges by governmental authorities or civil liability claims

  • Maritime regulatory issues including government investigations

  • Shipbuilding & repair contracts

  • Ship supply contracts and related disputes

  • Ship Finance

  • Chartering of vessels and related matters

  • Contracts of Affreightment


With our team, we can 24/7 respond you if your vessels are ever affected by fires, total loss cases, groundings, collisions, pollution, arrested, salvage claims or piracy incidents.

We are here for you to navigate these difficult times.

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