Horn [+] Co. is based in the heart of the City of London and specialises in Shipping, Energy, International Trade, Insurance, and Consultancy. The firm has experience of all problems that can arise out of the ownership, operation and use of ships, is familiar with all the standard forms of contract in use in the shipping industry and has been involved in advising and handling disputes relating to most of them. The firm acts for owners and their insurers, traders and contractors as well as other stakeholders involved in transportation of goods by sea and, insurance and off shore energy sectors. The firm aims to resolve disputes but where this is not possible the firm has a reputation for tenaciously defending their clients' interests and getting the right result in court or arbitration.
The lawyers at the firm have been involved in literally hundreds of maritime arbitrations conducted under the LMAA rules, regularly being appointed by ship owners and their insurers in connection with charterparty disputes, the defence of large cargo claims, as well as casualty investigations . The firm is also renowned for its expertise in the resolution of disputes in the off shore sector as well as its expertise in marine insurance. The firm is also regularly involved in commercial arbitrations under ICC and LCIA rules.
Ben Horn is editor of the Arbitration Law Handbook (Informa -2007), a supporting member of the LMAA, a member of the panel of arbitrators maintained by the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and is available to accept appointments as arbitrator where appropriate.