Area of Expertise

Maritime and Transport law

Setterwalls has been one of the leading law firms within the fields of maritime and transport law since its establishment in 1878. Our experienced specialists continuously advise both national and international clients in all types of legal matters within this area.

We provide support with all types of maritime and transport related legal issues, from the sale, registration and financing of vessels and aircrafts, to the drafting and negotiation of commercial transport agreements or general transport terms and conditions specifically tailored to your business model.

We also assist in all transport related legal issues you may face in your day-to-day business - from practical issues regarding cargo transports, to finding the best insurance solution for a specific type of delivery, or assessing the liability for damage to or loss of goods. We also represent clients in disputes and have particular experience of international disputes and arbitration procedures.

Our internationally recognized team have comprehensive experience of issues relating to, inter alia, charter parties, transport agreements, general average, aircraft accidents, cargo claims, insurance, freight forwarding and logistics solutions. We also support clients with regulatory matters such as cabotage and licensing issues.

We represent both domestic and foreign ship owners, charterers, banks, law firms, insurance companies, P&I clubs, logistics providers, freight forwarders and other actors in the transport and shipping industry.

Shipping seems to be in Setterwalls’ DNA. There is certainly a long-standing tradition of serving the shipping industry with solid, reliable legal advice.

Legal 500

Great team! Competence, hands on, proactive, quick delivery.

Legal 500

Great competence within Shipping. Solutions oriented. Hands on.

Legal 500

Setterwalls has a long-standing tradition of providing advice to the shipping industry.

Legal 500

Has the ability to think strategically, tactically and deliver clear advice.

Legal 500

Deep and broad competence with a hands-on approach. Delivers value and makes clear recommendations.

Legal 500

Excellent performance and customer support.

Chambers Europe

A very experienced, straightforward team with a very creative process for finding solutions.

Chambers Europe

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Åke J. Fors


Andréa Jällbrink


Marc Tullgren Charlotte Dahl