Margetson Van ‘t Zelfde & Co is specialised in all areas of maritime law, including:

  • Cargo claims;
  • Charter Party disputes;
  • Collision cases;
  • Limitation of liability proceedings;
  • General Average cases;
  • Salvage cases;
  • Wreck Removal;
  • Shipbuilding contracts;
  • Ship Management agreements;
  • Crewing agreements;
  • Sale and Purchase agreements;
  • Ship and bunker arrests;
  • Arrest of and liens on cargoes;
  • etc.

Nick and Nigel Margetson and Richard van ‘t Zelfde have a vast amount of expertise and experience in maritime law. They are the co-editors and co-authors of the legal handbooks Capita Zeerecht (Kluwer, Deventer 2004) and Aspects of Maritime Law (Kluwer Law International, Netherlands 2008).

Nick’s Phd thesis “The System of Liability of articles III and IV of the Hague Visby Rules” was published by Paris Legal Publishers in 2008.

Nick also wrote a chapter on the Rotterdam Rules in The Carriage of Goods by Sea under the Rotterdam Rules, Informa, London 2010,  editor prof. D. Rhidian Thomas. Nick’s nautical background assists him in the handling of collision and salvage cases.

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