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Admiralty & Maritime


The strategic geographical location of Tunisia have earned the country a very prominent position between the maritime nations of the world. At present, Tunisia is an international crossroads and an important distribution center.

The Maritime rules and laws continues to be developed in response to disputes and problems which can arise over the transportation of goods over sea.

Our firm provides clients such as (carrier, vessel operators, charterers, ship agents, financial institutions, insurers, underwriters and brokers) with focused and cost effective commercial advices based on practical knowledge in a broad range of maritime matters and help to avoid commercial and legal problems.


Our maritime services includes :

  • Bills of lading

  • Ship registration and dealings with related formalities

  • Changes of name, renewal of navigation documents

  • Chartering and leasing

  • Credit agreements, mortgages and others securities

  • Customs issues

  • Incoterms and documentary credit

  • Preparation of documents and opinions, and the negotiation and enforcement of various maritime related contracts

  • Marine insurance policies

  • Setting up of companies and maritime agency companies

  • Ship sales contracts


As litigators we assist our clients in a wide range of traditional maritime disputes that occur in Tunisia and represent them before any Tunisian court whatsoever (tribunal of first instance, court of appeal, cassation court) across the Tunisian territory.

We have a perfect command of legal and procedural issues of this type of litigation and offer a global assistance for the follow-up of proceedings faced by our clients. We keep them regularly updated on the developments of the case.

We have extensive experience in handling major litigation, looking after and following up on Tunisian proceedings faced our clients.


Our practice includes :

  • Arrest of Ships and releases from arrest

  • Cargo Claims

  • Customs law and disputes in relation with port authorities

  • Collisions and salvage

  • Damage to ships, freight or freight items

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards

  • Payment disputes

  • Collisions and salvage

  • Personal injuries.