One of the features of this field of business is the many participants, with their equally large diversity of products and services. Caland broadly covers this field of expertise.
We assist the following shipbuilding and -repair participants such as:
principals/Owners, financing companies, shipyards, (sub)contractors, suppliers, (naval) architects, project managers, quality and warranty surveyors, classification societies, supervisors, licensing authorities, waste collectors, and their insurers (for or against recourse claims)
We are familiar with the broad scope of activities in this branch, varying from
ship (new) building to reconstruction, refit to repairs, innovation to restoration and all wanted (safety precautions) or unwanted (casualties) aspects of same, including (re)negotiating contracts and securities, obtaining or enforcing guarantees and/or effecting rights of retention/liens.
As this business branch requires many parties to closely cooperate, not only our knowledge of the ship building process as a whole and the role of the participants to the same is of added value, but also our litigation expertise, in case the matter cannot be solved amicably. Prior to litigating the matter (either in court or in arbitration) preliminary measures such as exercising liens, retention of title, arresting assets, and invoking / enforcing guarantees and other securities, are often the key to a solution.