Transport, Shipping & Aviation

At LCA, we provide expert legal advice to logistics, shipping and aviation operators, including shippers, carriers, shipping and air agencies, terminals, logistics operators and airlines, shipowners, investors, private equity funds, shipyards, P&I Clubs, charterers, builders, financiers, traders, brokers, insurers and many other players in the transport sector.

We’ve gained vast knowledge in industry-specific matters, including the transport of goods and persons by road, air, rail and multimodal transport. We can also provide assistance in problems relating to the international sale and purchase of goods and raw materials (application of Incoterms, clauses concerning the transport of goods, quality and quantity of the same, documentary credits, packages of guarantees and pledges of goods). We provide specialist support in disputes relating to loss of or damage to goods, damage due to delay, insurance claims, theft, robbery and damage during loading and unloading. We assist companies in claims management, the adoption of appropriate measures to prevent disputes, drafting transport and logistics contracts. We’ll advise you on the assessment of related insurance policies and Italian and international dispute management.

With specific reference to maritime law, LCA’s team can advise on any issue related to the transportation of goods by sea, loading and unloading operations, port services, bills of lading, container damage and demurrage, and provides assistance on debt recovery proceedings (e.g., freight recoveries). Our team at LCA has unique knowledge and expertise in managing marine claims – including yachts and commercial bodies – on behalf of leading clients operating in the maritime market.
We also support and guide our clients through the structuring of extraordinary transactions and financing of business and/or naval assets, as well as in drafting and negotiating contracts of sale, purchase and use of ships and yachts and related activities, including registration and change of flag and registry.

LCA plays an important role in the aviation sector, and in aviation and air transport law in general. We cover an extensive range of services, providing broad assistance and advice to operators in the sector. Our services include: management and use of infrastructure and real estate in airport areas, commercial contracts in the sector (aviation and maintenance services, purchase/rental of aviation components, employment contracts, etc.), civil, administrative and regulatory aspects of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts ( drones), and legal proceedings and administrative procedures in commercial, corporate, safety and compliance matters. Our team also boasts considerable experience in litigation concerning claims of essential aeronautical service providers.

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