Expertise Transport Trade and Energy

Transport Trade and Energy

Hicksons transport and trade law experts advise clients on all aspects of international shipping and transport law, including contractual and insurance disputes, transactions, regulatory and legislative compliance matters. Our experience spans:

  • sale of goods and commodities
  • multi-modal transport and logistics
  • product liability and trade practices advice
  • port and terminal operations
  • reinsurance
  • marine pollution
  • marine, aviation, transit, export credit and political insurance
  • customs and quarantine
  • shipping
  • rail
  • road haulage
  • aviation
  • trade finance
  • trade sanctions
  • fraud

We regularly advise clients on contractual, regulatory and compliance issues including international transport and trade conventions.
Hicksons has significant experience advising clients on disputes and transactions involving:

  • ship building and repair
  • ship arrests and judicial sale
  • vessel detention and seizure
  • charterparties
  • insurance and reinsurance coverage
  • ship and aircraft sale and purchase
  • collisions, crashes and derailments
  • export credit and political risk insurance
  • contracts of affreightment and bills of lading
  • cargo recoveries, cargo contamination and other damage
  • property and casualty risks (transport and static risks)
  • financial risks related to acquisition and operation of ships and aircraft
  • salvage
  • mining
  • logistics operations
  • fishing and whaling
  • marine pollution
  • agriculture
  • piracy
  • energy
  • product liability


We have advised multi-national companies and government agencies on interpreting statutes and international conventions in relation to international shipping and aviation, and cross border transactions.

Team members have handled major litigation, arbitration and mediation in shipping, aviation, and multi-modal transport, as well as disputes involving property damage, product liability, sale of goods and commodities, and the sale and purchase of ships and aircraft.


Practice Manager

Derek Luxford

t +61 2 9293 5474
f +61 2 9264 4790


Transport Trade and Energy