Noe S. Hamra


Noe Hamra is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).

Noe Hamra concentrates his practice on international commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry. He also focuses on maritime insurance claims and cases for FD&D and P&I clubs. Noe has been involved in a variety of domestic and international maritime, commercial, and insurance matters, including:

  • Marine casualty and collision cases and vessel limitation of liability actions

  • Marine insurance coverage disputes, including protection and indemnity, general commercial liability, marine liability, hull and machinery and cargo insurance coverage issues

  • International and domestic commercial contract disputes, including arbitrations under SMA and ad hoc arbitration terms

  • Charterparty disputes

  • COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage claimsoffshore pipeline installation and construction projects and related insurance issues

  • Maritime attachment (Rule B) and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments

Noe is a native Spanish speaker and has an intermediate proficiency in Portuguese.

Outside the Firm

Noe is a former Member of the Spanish National Diving Team (springboard diving).

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  • 2024, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2021–2023, Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2022, listed in The Legal 500 United States



  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo
Professional Activities

Noe is co-chair of the New York County Lawyer Association's Admiralty Committee and secretary of the Maritime Law Association of the United States’ Membership Committee.



  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • South Bank University, BA
  • Tulane University School of Law, JD
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, MA
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish