Maritime & Transport

Maritime & Transport

Ms. Emma Ochieng

Head – Mombasa Office & Maritime and Transport

Our Maritime and Transport department was the recipient of a global award as the Maritime Law Firm of the Year Kenya 2018 cementing our position as the industry leader in this sphere of practice. We are the preferred advisor to the maritime regulatory agency in Kenya and also provide advisory services to the largest C&F, transport and multinational shipping line companies located in Kenya.


Areas of legal advisory include:

  • Registration of Vessels
  • Cargo claims: Lost, delayed or damaged
  • Marine Insurance
  • Project Finance and PPP advisory in the purchase, acquisition and leasing of maritime equipment and transport infrastructure
  • Advisory on Customs Regulations in the East African region
  • Bills of Lading and Charterparties
  • Offshore Exploration
  • Offshore Structures, Installations and Pipelines
  • Salvage, Towage and Wreck Removal
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Contracts
  • Collisions – Stranding- Pollution
  • Vessel Arrest
  • Carriage Contracts


  • Rendering advise and representing a client in court on a demurrage claim dispute involving the vessel MV SUKRET
  • Representing cargo interests in the berthing of MV GLADIATOR
  • Negotiating the structure of a Marine Insurance policy for a multinational logistics firm
  • Advising vendors of cargo tracking technology on the legal aspects of the use of the technology
  • Advising a client on the impact of US customs regulations on a multi-million logistics sub-contract for central and the east African region
  • Advising a client on contractual subtleties on the transportation by road of crude oil from an oil exploration field in the hinterland of Kenya to the port of Mombasa
  • Advising a government agency on seafarers rights for unpaid wages on a foreign flagged vessel and the means of recovery of those wages through arrest of the vessel in Madagascar.