The transport of cargo by sea is a fast-growing and powerful service in Vietnam. With a favourable geographical position, trade in goods by sea has become one of the common industries. However, disputes arising from this service are also common. So, what should businesses do when they need advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea?
Regarding the transport of cargo by sea, firstly it is necessary to review the position of parties who are involved in the transport to find out the rights and obligations of each relevant party. Then, a party in dispute may find clear issues to ask advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea. The parties involved in the transport of cargo by sea usually include a shipper, a carrier, an actual carrier, a consignor, and a consignee. So advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea is normally advice on disputes between a couple of the parties or several of the parties. Disputes over the carriage of goods by sea can be between domestic individuals or organizations, or local and foreign organizations and individuals.
The dispute over the transport of cargo by sea occurs at any time, parties in the dispute can use the services of a law firm. A law firm having a team of experienced lawyers in maritime litigation can assist such parties in the following tasks:
- Participating in the review of a contract for the carriage of goods by ship to find out the rights and benefits of a party to the dispute.
- Negotiating and reaching an agreement when there is a dispute over the carriage of goods by sea.
- Representing parties to participate in the proceedings in court when there is a dispute about the carriage of goods by sea. Disputes over the carriage of goods by sea can be instituted at Court or Arbitration according to the competence and procedures as prescribed by law.
In the scope of advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea, the law firm will advise on the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of the parties; loss, damage; plan for negotiation and agreement on compensation for damage; the process and procedures for initiating lawsuits; other work during the execution of the Court’s judgment or the Arbitration’s decision.
Above is an overview of advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea. If you have trouble with finding a law firm providing legal assistance regarding advice about disputes over the transport of cargoes by sea, please contact us: Phuoc & Partners is a professional consulting firm established in Vietnam and currently has nearly 100 members working in three offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. Phuoc & Partners is also rated as one of the leading consulting firms specializing in business law in Vietnam that has leading practice areas in the legal market such as Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Taxation, Merger and acquisition, Litigation. We are confident in providing Clients with optimal and effective legal service.