Do you know how developments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are affecting you or your clients? Would you like to have a voice at the IMO and in other international fora? Do you understand the latest round of international shipping and security requirements? These are just a few examples of how we can help in this practice area. Other examples include advice and representation regarding international pollution liability, ship detention (Port State Control), and other maritime matters with an international aspect.
Have your clients met their obligations under the Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA)? Are you sure? Are you stuck between your reading of the requirements and that of a regulator? This rapidly developing practice area presents challenges even for admiralty specialists. Perhaps a former Coast Guard lawyer and maritime inspector is what you need.
Do you need a regulatory issue resolved in your client's favor? Need a merchant mariner's license or document defended? Have you received notice of a proposed civil penalty? Would your clients benefit from having local regulators understand their needs better, instead of considering them the enemy? A former investigator and Hearing Officer has the background to make a favorable outcome far more probable. Perhaps your client's interests require a change to existing regulations. Even if you have in-house experts, your clients might benefit from the insights of a former enforcer of many of the regulations your clients contend with.
Will your compliance management system satisfy the requirements under the Coast Guard's Voluntary Disclosure policy? Should you be certified to ISO 14001:2004? Do your clients face a Coast Guard investigation that might turn criminal? Do you know how to co-operate with an investigation while preserving your clients' rights? Are you satisfied with your clients' procedures for preventing such problems? We can help!
We also offer consulting services such as compliance consulting, risk management, loss prevention, customized training, corporate briefings, conference facilitation, strategic planning, and more.
Do you need help with partnering, subcontracting, or retainer agreements with parties in different jurisdictions? Our experience, especially in the mid-East, may be what you need.
Would your projects benefit from extensive knowledge of all UAE laws relating to maritime and environmental issues? Are you trying to navigate through the authorities of UAE and Abu Dhabi government agencies? Our experience with comprehensive reviews of those authorities, including hundreds of recommendations for amendments, can help!