One of the key fields of our advice in the sector of the maritime economy is exploration and exploitation of mineral resources from the floor of seas and oceans, including the continental shelf (in particular polymetallic, ferromanganese and phosphorite concretions). We advise on matters connected with the freedom to conduct scientific research in these areas, evaluation of environmental impact, and establishment of conditions for cooperation between enterprises, states, and the International Seabed Authority.
We advise on regulatory aspects, environmental protection and legal responsibility in connection with conducting business operations in maritime zones. We advise on environment impact assessment and the risk of liability flowing from operations involving exploration, identification and extraction of hydrocarbons in maritime zones.
We advise on contracts and liability rules for parties involved in shipping. We have a focus on atypical regulatory and contractual matters related to shipping safety (physical protection of ships in connection with piracy in high-risk areas) and specific conditions for operating in polar regions.