The strategic geographical location of Tunisia have earned the country a very prominent position between the maritime nations of the world. At present, Tunisia is an international crossroads and an important distribution center.

The Maritime rules and laws continue to be developed in response to disputes and issues which can arise over the transportation of goods over sea.

Our lawyers provides clients  such as ( carrier, vessel operators, charterers, ship agents, insurers, underwriters and brokers) with focused and cost-effective commercial advices based on practical knowledge in a broad range of maritime law issues and help them to avoid commercial and legal problems in Tunisia.

Our maritime services include:

  • Bills of lading and charter party (arbitration clauses and reservation clauses)
  • Ship registration and dealings with related formalities
  • Changes of name, renewal of navigation documents
  • Credit agreements, mortgages and others securities
  • Customs issues
  • Incoterms and documentary credit 
  • Drafting of legal opinions
  • Marine insurance policies 
  • Setting up of  maritime agency companies

As litigators, we assist our clients in a wide range of traditional maritime disputes that occur in Tunisia and represent them before any Tunisian court whatsoever(tribunal of first instance, court of appeal, la cour de cassation) across the Tunisian territory.

We have extensive experience in handling major legal and procedural issues of this type of litigation and offer a global assistance for the follow-up of proceedings faced by our clients. We keep them regularly updated on the developments of the case.

Our practice includes:

  • Arrest of Ships and releases from arrest
  • Cargo Claims and shortage 
  • Customs law and disputes in relation with port authorities
  • Collisions and salvage
  • Damage to ships, freight or freight items
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards under LMAA
  • Payment disputes 
  • Collisions and salvage 
  • Personal injuries