Maritime, Aviation, Transport & Logistics
The activities of enterprises greatly rely on shipping, aviation, and transport and logistics businesses that connect global points. These industries are indispensable for the growth of companies. They also have international elements requiring an analysis of foreign legal systems (including industry standards and practices), responsiveness to regulatory demands, and close cooperation with maritime and other experts.
We have been involved in, and have a great deal of experience in dealing with various legal issues relating to, the New Kansai Airport project, Soto-Kanjo Railway project, export of Shinkansen-related technologies, disposition of debts of a local airline in its restructuring, operation of foreign airlines, interpretation and application of the Warsaw Convention as well as shipping-related documents (e.g., bills of lading, L/Cs, charter party, etc.), settlement of disputes arising from maritime accidents, ship finance by way of ship mortgages, (sale of ships), disposal of hazardous materials, customs on the import and export of cargoes, insolvency and restructuring of shipping companies, airlines, etc.
Our services are unique in that in providing advice and the needed legal support in this field, we can liaise with domestic and international specialists in the field (including foreign maritime lawyers).