Transport of goods and passengers is a primary concern for global trade, presenting myriad risks and legal challenges. The contractual requirements around multimodal project cargo transport are complex, requiring careful consideration and sector expertise.
Meanwhile, remaining profitable in a fast-paced and competitive market is a constant challenge for the transport industry, and the contract certainty we provide helps clients maintain their edge.
We have considerable experience advising road hauliers, freight forwarders, logistics providers, ports and stevedores, charterers, ship and cargo owners in relation to national and international transport by road, sea or air. As a market leader in our field, we are well versed in procedural law while also specialising in assisting clients in the transport industry with transactional work.
Our team includes lawyers qualified to advise on Danish, English, German and Spanish law, and we assist clients in navigating between different jurisdictions and legal systems. To share our knowledge of Danish law within our areas of expertise, we have published chapters on Danish law in internationally renowned guidebooks on Shipping and on Ports & Terminals.
We also keep a close eye on future challenges, particularly as technological advances increasingly disrupt established business models. Currently, we focus on autonomous means of transport, drones and robotics, while advising industry suppliers focused on new technology and services.
In fact, NJORD Law Firm’s Maritime and Transport Law team is at the forefront of identifying future transport challenges, ensuring all potential risks are assessed and managed and that appropriate legal protection is assured – for example in relation to the increasing use of drones.
We offer legal advice concerning all areas within maritime and transport transactions and disputes, including:
- Cargo claims: Lost, delayed or damaged goods
- All carriage contracts
- Logistics solutions for all means of transport in general
- Purchase, sale and financing of ships
- Shipbuilding and other shipyard matters
- Marine insurance and reinsurance (cargo, hull, and P&I)
- Pharma logistics
- National and international ship-owners
- Cargo owners
- Road hauliers
- Freight forwarders
- Industry suppliers
- Industry organisations
In addition, we represent insurance companies and P&I Clubs as well as banks and financial institutions involved in the transport industry.
Chambers and Partners states that the team is known for:
“Advises on a wide range of shipping-related matters, including maritime disputes, damage claims and regulatory issues. Additionally handles shipping-related M&A, often with cross-border elements. Clients include major ferry companies, as well as other Danish and international shipping, insurance and transport companies.”
Praised for her ‘extremely analytical’ approach, Ulla Fabricius spearheads NJORD Law Firm’s group, which advises clients on a range of shipping, road transport and logistics issues. The group’s contentious expertise spans cargo claims, collisions and groundings work; it also handles insurance and reinsurance matters, regulatory work concerning cabotage issues, driving and rest time mandates, and the EU Mobility Package, as well as the sale and financing of ships, shipbuilding matters and complex logistics contracts. Christian Benedictsen-Nislev left to join DLA Piper Denmark in late 2019.
‘Ulla Fabricius has a very high degree of expertise in International Transport and the Danish regulations vs. the EU regulations. She is very professional with a high degree of knowledge in this field. We also work with Marie Steen Mikkelsen and here again we have experienced a high degree of knowledge, thorough work in analysing previous cases and a very clear and sound way of expressing the issue.’
‘Ulla Fabricius is extremely analytical, has a huge knowledge of the industry and the legal issues at stake. She has a pragmatic approach and does not overcomplicate matters.’
‘The team is very close to the industry and is always upfront in informing and advising on new or coming legislation and the implications such legislation may have.’
“NJORD Law Firm has expertise in shipping, road transport and logistics. The firm advises on transport insurance, road and sea cargo claims and the drafting and negotiation of sale and purchase agreements concerning ships. Other areas of expertise include regulatory issues such as cabotage, driving and rest time and the EU Mobility Package. The team also advises on marine insurances and reinsurances. Ulla Fabricius leads the practice and represents in disputes arising from collisions and groundings as well as ship arrest."