The Australian transport and logistics industry is dynamic and central to our national prosperity. A complex, onerous and ever-changing regulatory regime, coupled with a highly competitive market, presents numerous challenges to all operators. Our clients rely on us to provide accurate and timely advice, and value our in-depth understanding of their businesses.
Cornwalls is widely recognised for its expertise in the heavy transport, logistics and maritime sectors. Our clients are indicative of the industry’s diversity and range from road freight companies and logistics businesses to developers of rail transport facilities and marinas.
We can advise on all legal, regulatory and compliance issues relating to transport, logistics and maritime industries. We work closely with our teams across the firm, providing industry specific assistance in relation to corporate, finance, dispute resolution and litigation, real estate, construction, workplace relations and safety and intellectual property.
The maritime and boating industry has its own laws, language and customs. It also faces problems not found in other industries or other areas of law. Having experience not just as maritime lawyers but with added practical experience gained from marine business ownership and marina operations, we know how to deal with these challenges – legally and commercially.
We provide a full range of legal services relating to the maritime industry, including marina developments and restructures, arrest of ships and other admiralty law matters, contracts and claims, negotiation of ship charter and management agreements, and the construction, purchase and sale of vessels.