Blank Rome represents clients in all aspects of international and maritime disputes, including marine casualties and P&I issues; freight, demurrage, and defense insurance claims; charterparty and contract disputes; insurance coverage and subrogation matters; salvage and general average claims; bankruptcy; environmental matters; internal investigations; and criminal defense.
Our team regularly handles complex and multi-jurisdictional matters for international maritime and commercial litigation. We also provide critical assistance to on-site rapid response teams for environmental and other high profile incidents. When maritime executives face civil and criminal charges, or when their companies are threatened by unreasonable regulatory action, Blank Rome is armed with an international team of defense attorneys who focus on the maritime industry. We also represent maritime clients in all types of non-maritime corporate and commercial disputes.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our attorneys are often called upon to serve as arbitrators and have been counsel of record in more than 600 New York arbitration awards reported by the Society of Maritime Arbitrators in New York—more than any other firm in the United States.
The members of our practice have represented clients before the Maritime Administration, London Maritime Arbitrators Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and the American Arbitration Association.