Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP

THE FIRM This US shipping law boutique advises clients from its offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The 19-partner team has broad expertise, encompassing casualty, cargo loss, oil pollution and environmental damage, contracts, personal injury and occupational disease defence. The firm often acts on behalf of Britannia P&I Club, Eres, Rolls-Royce, Stolt-Neilsen Transportation and the New York City Department of Transportation.

Sources say: “The firm offers an excellent service. ”

KEY INDIVIDUALS Peter Gutowski is well known for litigation and arbitration, particularly in charter party disputes and defence of cargo claims. Observers describe him as “a big hitter in US shipping law.” William Juska is highly regarded for cargo damage claims, commodities and charter party disputes. He also has experience in collision, commercial litigation and arbitration.