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Navigating the complex world of superyachts requires specialist legal expertise from our superyacht services.

When it comes to superyachts, there are a few types of transactions that we haven’t advised
on. We advise the most discerning clients from all corners of the globe. In fact, we’ve advised on superyachts with an aggregate value of several billion Euros from the world’s most prestigious shipyards.

What do we do?

We help clients with all aspects of drafting, negotiating and completing the sale and purchase of superyachts. We also advise and negotiate on construction and refit projects – from initial concept right through to final delivery.

When it comes to dispute resolution, our superyacht services are formidable opponents and pride ourselves on putting together effective strategies to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. We’re regularly instructed on a range of yacht-related disputes including English Admiralty & Commercial Court proceedings and arbitration in connection with:

  • ship building contracts
  • charter disputes
  • refit contracts
  • sale and purchase agreements
  • enforcement of security.
Gateley stands out for its ‘excellent combination of knowledge and experience’. The practice advises on contentious and transactional matters, and houses a dedicated yacht team.
Legal 500, UK, 2016

Crucially, we always strive to resolve disputes before they get to court and support our clients in settling early through negotiation and mediation or neutral evaluation.

We provide VAT advice as it relates to English taxation laws within the wider EU framework. We regularly work with tax specialists in multiple EU jurisdictions including France, Germany, Italy, Gibraltar and Malta, and with other maritime professionals in non-EU jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the US.

Who do we help?

Our superyacht services help buyers, sellers and owners of superyachts around the world.

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