A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions

The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.

This briefing is one of a continuing series which aims to share the legal expertise within the Club with our Members.

A significant proportion of the expertise in the Managers' offices around the world consists of lawyers who can advise Members on general P&I related legal, contractual and documentary issues. These lawyers participate in a virtual team, writing on topical and relevant legal issues under the leadership of our Legal Director,

Chao Wu.

If you have any enquiries regarding this briefing, please contact Lisa Clarke (


+44 20 7204 2607) and she will be pleased to respond to your query.

The team also welcomes editorial suggestions from Members on P&I related legal topics and problems. Please contact Jacqueline Tan (

or +44 20 7204 2118) or Chao Wu (

or +44 20 7204 2157)


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Lisa Clarke

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