Advisory & Legal

We offer a full complement of advisory services ranging from asset administration to loss adjusting and legal services.

Legal Services

Dealing with all aspects relating to admiralty law and carriage of goods, our shipping expertise covers not only disputes – litigation, arbitration or mediation – but also non-contentious, bespoke commercial agreements.

The areas we cover include:

  • charter party disputes and cargo claims
  • ship sale & purchase
  • collisions and groundings
  • salvage and towage
  • personal injury and death
  • heavy weather claims
  • ship arrest and release
  • pollution and casualty investigation

An increasing volume of work now concerns the purchase, registration and financing of yachts, including schemes to mitigate VAT and other tax liabilities.

Regulatory Services

Managing compliance with complex regulations as well as clarifying their various interpretations and accepted compliance methods can be overwhelming when staff is dedicated to operational processes.

Vassallo can help reduce the burden by monitoring changing regulations on your behalf. We are available to advise you, guide you and to develop and submit plans for approval. In difficult or controversial issues, we even work closely with the regulatory agencies, providing our technical and practical expertise to minimize financial and operational impacts.