The transport and trade industry plays a significant role in the vitality of Australia’s economy. The maritime sector is currently challenged by lower oil and commodity prices, reduced freight rates and increased regulation relating to operations, all of which can hold significant implications for ship owners and other industry players.
The aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing sector in the industry globally and is forecast to grow ever more rapidly, driven by increasing growth in China, India and Indonesia, amongst other countries. The local aviation and tourism industries are constantly challenged in terms of providing the infrastructure to keep ahead of demand to ensure Australia does not lose its share of this global phenomenon.
For over 110 years we have been recognised as the leading transport practice in Australia. We offer a unique, fully integrated national Transport and Trade team with unparalleled practical experience in these sectors in Australia. We provide a full service on all commercial, finance, regulatory, insurance and operational requirements to the transport industry. Our team advises across the full spectrum of interests in a range of sectors including airlines, airports, rail, road, shipping, marine and trade.
Our insurance specialists advise a broad range of stakeholders in the aviation, shipping, maritime and trade sectors including operators, owners and their insurers/P&I Clubs. We provide advice on the full spectrum of claims issues, management of losses as well as emergency response and coronial enquiries.
Members of our team have practiced as in-house counsel and worked in commercial roles in airlines, airports, shipping companies and international law firms. As a result of our extensive international and local experience, we provide customised cross-disciplinary advice on a transaction by transaction basis, with fully integrated specialist teams for local and international clients. This means we are ready to go with efficient expert teams providing practical, commercial, cost-effective and value-added solutions.
We also have the full suite of traditional Construction & Infrastructure legal services required for transport infrastructure projects, with a proven reputation for cost-effective infrastructure delivery with industry experts in each sector. We are market leaders in the development and operation of airports from greenfield through to operating international, regional and GA airports. In addition to our specialist Transport advice, the firm provides a full commercial service for all general corporate, employment, property and day to day legal issues for industry participants.