We have extensive experience of advising on superyacht and yacht disputes, and our lawyers have been involved in many cases including:

-“TURQUOISE”. A USD 12 million dispute concerning the sale and purchase of a superyacht. The vessel was arrested by the opponent, Bernie Ecclestone, in Antibes and it was successfully argued the arrest should be lifted as the 1952 arrest convention does not permit an arrest for this type of dispute. The case is reported in the Droit Maritime Français and referred to in Professor Berlingieri’s work Arrest of Ships.

-Collision between a superyacht and a cruise ship in St. Tropez.

-Fatal accident during a regatta in Cannes.

-Theft of a yacht and related insurance issues.

-Fire damaging yachts at a boatyard.

-Grounding and total loss of a superyacht in St. Tropez.

-Construction dispute involving USD 20 million and related insolvency issues.

-Advising on the potential acquisition of superyachts in Bora Bora involving Euros 24 million.

-Insurance issues in relation to the grounding of a racing vessel during a regatta.

-Dispute concerning a shipyard’s liability for the failure of propellers and damage to a yacht.

-Arbitration dispute concerning the over USD6 million refit work carried out by a shipyard on a superyacht.

-Dispute with building shipyard following sinking and total loss of a yacht.