Tunisian emergency maritime lawyer

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  • Shipping

    We are well positioned to assist you and to provide you with a tailor legal advice on all legal aspects of the Tunisian shipping law. Our practice includes all aspects of the Tunisian maritime law and related legal advice base in both the commercial shipping, transport industry and the marine leisure sector.
  • Commercial shipping

    We offer expert advice and practical solutions to the commercial shipping, logistics, and leisure marine industries. We advise on a wide range of commercial agreements and corporate law matters.
  • International trade

    We provide advice on all aspects of international trade regulation, including customs, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, global compliance issues, and trade agreements and treaties.
  • Yachts and super yachts

    We are specialist in travel, cruise and leisure sector. We can help you through the process of buying or selling a yacht, whether new or second-hand, including the negotiation and drafting of any sale and purchase contract.
  • Offshore marine services

    We provide a full range of offshore marine services to the operators in the oil & gas and telecommunications sectors, with a particular involvement in offshore energy construction projects and disputes.

Tunisia Maritime

Tunisia Maritime is a website dedicated to Tunisian, International shipping operators and International shipping lawyers who look for specialist legal advice and assistance on the Tunisian maritime law from leading Tunisian shipping lawyers.

This website has been launched by the members of Achour Law Firm, a Tunisian shipping law firm based in Tunis. In fact, the complexity and diversity of the maritime industry as well as the complexity of the issues raised by the maritime commerce and international trade, prompted us to create a specialised website reserved only to the legal aspects of the Tunisian shipping law and how to prevent problems as well as to help our Tunisian and International clients solve problems.

The marine sector poses a unique array of challenges and opportunities. With its roots in the maritime industry, we are as a specialised Tunisian maritime law firm with considerable reputation, experience and knowledge in marine sector. Our firm is specialist in dry and wet shipping laws and offers dedicated shipping expertise, operating on an international basis. We handle all types of marine issues in Tunisia, whatsoever ship management agreements, ship arrest and release in all Tunisian commercial ports : (Bizerte, Rades, la Goulette, Sousse, Sfax, Gabes and Zarzis), general average, marine insurance and re-insurance, marine litigation, cargo claims, protection and indemnity claims…

We deal with all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious shipping related work. Our work encompasses the whole ambit of legal issues that arise within the shipping, transport, insurance and offshore marine sectors. We also assist clients with general, non-contentious commercial and corporate support. As one of the leading Tunisian shipping law firms, we are well respected in the industry for our strategic legal advice on all issues relating to the Tunisian shipping law and we have the expert knowledge to provide you with a full support service in defending maritime claims. The firm’s expertise in shipping matters includes especially:

Tunisian shipping law

We have considerable experience and a good reputation for wet shipping law, dry shipping law and technical advice practices. We have an in-depth understanding of the shipping issues facing our clients. Our aim is to provide you with commercial and practical legal advice. Fast, clear, decisive advice, which answers your questions and solves your problems.

Ship arrest in Tunisia

A ship arrest can be the fastest, cheapest and most effective measure in obtaining voluntary payment of an outstanding claim against the vessel or the owner (as the case may be), provided that the measure of arrest – in a legal and commercial sense - is used correctly. We have significant experience in arresting vessels domestically and worldwide via leading international maritime solicitors.

Marine Insurance and reinsurance

We have the expert knowledge to provide you with a strategic legal advice and full support service in defending marine insurance claims. With an in-depth understanding of the shipping issues facing our clients, we offer a specialist and practical guidance in marine insurance and reinsurance sector in Tunisia.

Commercial shipping

Our firm is able to advise on a wide range of commercial agreements and corporate law matters. We assist clients engaged in shipping, transport and insurance or in any other business sector with the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements or with the interpretation and analysis of such agreements, the risks and issues arising under them and how to effectively mitigate against those risks.

Marine debt collection

You need a marine debt collection service in Tunisia that can act promptly deal with assets (including ship arrest, caveats, restraining injunctions, use of liens etc.). You need a marine debt recovery service that has access to specialist legal support throughout the world. We are specialist in marine debt collection in Tunisia and especially in arresting vessels in all Tunisian commercial ports.

Yachts and super yachts

Our law firm is commercially focused on legal advice for the yachts and super yachts sector in Tunisia. The firm acts primarily on behalf of yachts, super yachts owners, and asset financing banks. We provide legal advice and practical guidance to brokers, project managers, designers and other professionals involved in the construction, ownership, financing and operation of super yachts.

International trade

Our understanding of international trade law compliments our shipping law, transport law and insurance law practice so that our legal services cover the whole of the supply chain, including insuring, storing, warehousing and transporting commodities. Via our International trade practice, we help clients to manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services.

Marine Litigation

You need leading Tunisian shipping litigation solicitors; our firm represents clients in all aspects of maritime disputes and dispute resolution. We deal with all litigation matters relating to shipping and marine law including vessel arrests and release, bunker claims, demurrage claims, charter issues, bill of lading disputes, insurance claims personal injury defence, general average claims.

Offshore marine services

We are well respected in the industry for our advice and assistance on offshore marine services in Tunisia. We provide a full range of offshore marine services to the operators in the oil & gas and telecommunications sectors, with a particular involvement in offshore energy construction projects and disputes.

EXPERT ADVICE | PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Our specialist shipping solicitors offer expert advice and practical solutions to the transport, commercial shipping, superyacht and leisure industries. Not only do our expert team have in-depth knowledge and great passion regarding the marine industry, they are also extremely down-to-earth and offer a friendly approach. We really understand the marine sector and the business needs that go hand-in-hand. Either way, we aim to integrate with our clients and their other service providers to provide a truly unique team approach to ensure a successful resolution of the matter.
Our aim is to help you identify, understand and manage risk in your business and to achieve your commercial and business objectives in a cost effective manner. We seek to achieve this by taking a commercial and pragmatic approach to matters.

The firm operates in all Tunisian commercial ports: Port of Bizerte Menzel bourguiba, Port of Rades, Port of La goulette, Port of Sousse, Port of Sfax, Port of Gabes and Port of Zarzis. We have the expert knowledge to provide you with a full support service and practical legal advice on the Tunisian maritime law. Our work also covers:

  • Bills of lading claims
  • Charter Party, Bill of Lading disputes
  • Cargo claims
  • Demurrage claims
  • Bunker disputes
  • Construction and shipbuilding disputes
  • Hull & Machinery damage claims
  • Arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Logistics and multimodal transport
  • Freight Forwarding and CMR
  • Letters of Credit and Bills of Exchange
  • Commodity disputes including international sales
  • International Trade disputes
  • Transit disputes
  • Agency agreements
  • Groundings and unsafe port claims
  • Arrest of ships and enforcement of debts
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Marine Finance
  • General Average
  • Marine casualties and P&I issues
  • Personal injury and fatality claims
  • Offshore supply claims and support
  • Submarine telecoms and sub-sea engineering projects

About us

Achour Law Firm Achour law firm practice includes all aspects of the Tunisian maritime law and related legal advice base in both the commercial shipping and transport industry and the marine leisure sector.

For more information about us, please visit our official website at: www.cabinet-achour.com

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    Immeuble du Parc, 3ème Etage, 1000
    Tunis Cedex - Tunisia
    Tel.: (+216) 71 34 15 68
    Mobile.: (+216) 98 55 28 28
    Fax.: (+216) 71 34 15 69
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