Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP
What the team is known for A highly regarded US-based maritime law boutique which acts for a comprehensive range of international clients, including P&I clubs. With a strong profile for litigation, the firm advises on matters ranging from cargo loss and collision to niche areas such as occupational disease defence. Work highlights Acted for the West of England P&I Club representing the owners and managers of the MV ‘Clary’ following a three-way collision in the English Channel that resulted in damages to vessel and cargo of USD80 million. Represented McAllister Towing and Transportation in litigation following a fire on board the tug ‘Patrice McAllister’. Notable practitioners Peter Gutowski is commended by his peers: “I would hire him for my personal affairs – that is the best recommendation I could give.” Working from the New York office, he concentrates on dry shipping matters including charter party disputes and cargo claims. William Juska is well versed in arbitration and litigation flowing from cargo damage claims. He recently represented United Ocean Shipping in a USD49 million arbitration with Mosaic Fertilizer. Significant clients American P&I Club, Britannia P&I Club, North of England P&I Association, Rolls-Royce North America, Chartis.