International Litigation, Defense, and Arbitration

Solutions to Global Disputes


Blank Rome's international litigation attorneys represent clients in all aspects of international and maritime disputes, including contracts, business disputes, bankruptcy, and personal injury defense; marine casualties and P&I issues; freight, demurrage, and defense insurance claims; charterparty disputes; insurance coverage and subrogation matters; salvage and general average claims; bankruptcy; environmental matters; internal investigations; and criminal defense.  Blank Rome also represents its maritime clients in all types of non-maritime corporate and commercial disputes. 

We regularly handle complex and multi-jurisdictional matters for international maritime and commercial litigation.  We also provide critical assistance to on-site rapid response teams for environmental and other high profile incidents.  When maritime executives face civil and criminal charges, or when their companies are threatened by unreasonable regulatory action, Blank Rome is armed with an international team of defense attorneys who focus on the maritime industry. 

We have substantial experience defending criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement actions; responding to environmental incidents and other casualties, both on vessels and at waterfront facilities; and assisting those subject to government investigations.

The members of our practice have represented clients before the Maritime Administration (MA), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Our services  include:

  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • International Litigation

Experienced Attorneys, Recognized in Their Fields

Many of Blank Rome’s attorneys are consistently ranked at the top in their practice areas by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, and Chambers USA.  Drawing from the diverse talent of over 500 attorneys, Blank Rome can provide clients with a variety of professional services and capabilities.