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A partner in the London office, Sarah is a key member of the yacht team and wider shipping group. She has developed particular expertise in yacht-related matters and advises owners, managers and yards on contracts relevant to superyacht operations, including sale and purchase transactions, re-fit, yacht charters and management agreements. She also advises on yacht and superyacht claims and disputes, including casualties and disputes under such contracts. As a Spanish speaker, she works closely with her colleagues in the Madrid office, as well as the other international offices.
Sarah is an accomplished sailor and yachtmaster who has competed at international sailing events and worked on yachts. She has developed a practice in advising on matters relating to sailing regattas and racing incidents, including collisions. She also acts alongside the personal injury team in the event of more serious injury. Sarah is ranked by Chambers High Net Worth for her work on yachts and superyachts, where a client describes her as 'understanding the best interests of clients' and being 'capable of great things'.
With a background in shipping law, and having worked for an International Group P&I club, she is regularly instructed on a broad range of commercial shipping matters including charterparty and bill of lading disputes, and insurance claims and coverage disputes. Sarah also advises on regulatory issues, including crew issues arising under the Maritime Labour Convention.