Parallel to Dardani law firm’s consultancy activities, we have always assisted clients in safeguarding their interests in any dispute, both before judicial authorities and in arbitration, and in managing the dispute in the ‘pre-contentious’ phase, by providing immediate assistance in precautionary procedures and emergency assistance.
By reason of the trade and international nature of most of the disputes we deal with, we regularly defend our clients before national Courts, in administered arbitrations (both national and before significant international arbitration institutions) and in ‘ad hoc’ arbitrations.
Thanks to some of our lawyers holding specific qualification in English law as barristers and solicitors, and thanks to close collaboration with primary professional law practices in London, both barristers’ chambers and solicitors’ law firms, we are able to provide assistance in cases devolved to the judicial authorities of the United Kingdom and in arbitrations that are heard in London.
Lastly, we are able to assist our clients in disputes that may arise well nigh anywhere in the world by virtue of an extensive network of contacts with known and trusted professionals.
ARBITRATION IN LONDON ON THE REFUSAL TO DELIVER A NEWBUILDING
Acting in the London arbitration in the defence of the shipowner against a Turkish yard. Urgent procedures in Turkey for the determination of the vessel's condition. Assistance to the shipowner in arrest proceedings brought against other ships in the fleet in France, the Netherlands and the United States
ARBITRATION IN GENOA FOR DELIVERY OF DEFECTIVE AND INCOMPLETE NEWBUILDING
Acting in defence in arbitration by the shipowner against an Italian shipyard for the recognition of the delay penalties and for damages caused by its failure to complete construction
AMWELSH 1979 C/P: TERMINATION AS A RESULT OF AN EMBARGO
Arbitration in London on the right of the charterer to terminate the charterparty as a result of an embargo on goods of Colombian origin imposed by the Venezuelan Government: assistance in favour of the charterer with particular regard to the interpretation of clause 4 of the Amwelsh 1979 form, determination of the factual circumstances relating to the declaration of force majeure and termination of the contract
WRONGFUL ARREST IN NIGERIA
Assistance to an owner of a Panamanian-flagged ship seized in Lagos: unlawful arrest due to the erroneous identification of the registered owner in relation to a claim against the disponent owner, immediate release of the vessel
ARREST OF BULK CARRIER FOR WETTING OF COILS
Assistance to a major Dutch company in the field of trade in steel in the application for arrest of a bulk carrier in the port of Naples as a protective measure for a credit against the shipowner for wet damage to a cargo of coils, until the release of the guarantee by P & I Club
RELEASE OF VESSEL FROM ARREST AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
Assistance to shipping company of a panamax vessel under arrest in the port of Venice for more than a year because of debts of the bare boat charterer. Defence of the shipowner in the enforcement procedure and in the various arrest proceedings. Assistance of the shipowner and of the mortgagee in the strategy for the release of the vessel and in the relations with creditors