Maritime and Transport Law

We represent foreign and Swedish shipping companies, insurance companies, banks and other participants in the maritime and transport industry.

All modes of transport

We help clients with all their maritime and transport law matters, including ship sales, registration and financing. We act as counsel in litigation involving all forms of transport. And we have considerable experience of the legal matters arising from shipping accidents, salvage, regulatory issues and environmental liability, among many other areas.

Our team helps clients with regulatory issues related to all types of transport. This includes cabotage, vehicle safety, permissions, and load and transport safety.

Global mandates

We have recently acted as counsel in a number of arbitrations both in Sweden and abroad. Our specialists have also advised on shipping accidents and other maritime incidents in many different countries.

We regularly use our specialist knowledge to help other Swedish and foreign law firms with maritime disputes.

Our collective expertise

Publications including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners rank Vinge one of Sweden’s leading law firms for maritime and transport law.

Because we are a full‑service firm, we can support our clients in all their business law matters.

What the ranking organisations say

One client states that the team "has very good knowledge and a commercial perspective." Another client says: "Vinge was an excellent partner with very reliable and specific advice for both the strategy and actual execution of the project." (Chambers and Partners 2020)

The availability and provision of services is very good and of high quality. Vinge is always available for the client when we require services.

‘I have trusted them with very qualified issues over the past years and they never disappoint.‘

‘The team is highly qualified in the field and is able to combine high-level legal advice with a pragmatic approach, which makes the services useful without much extra work for me as in-house counsel.‘

‘Very flexible and good at adapting their services to our needs, but at the same time careful about having a clear agreement about the scope of the assignment.‘ (Legal 500, 2020)

Latest news

Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.

September 15, 2020

Clarification of the interpretation of ”nearest suitable railway station”

Road transport performed by Samskip Sia in Sweden has been confirmed to be within the framework of a permitted combined transport through a decision of the Administrative court of Falun in Sweden. The central question in the case was how to interpret the term “nearest suitable railway station”

June 30, 2020

Vinge arranges webinars on trade sanctions in a changing world

Vinge's sanctions expert Anders Leissner holds a webinar on the impact of trade sanctions on world trade.

May 29, 2020

Top ranking for Vinge's Maritime and Transport Practice Group

Vinge has been awarded the highest ranking by both Chambers and Legal 500 in their recently released rankings.

May 12, 2020

Vinge participates in the Logistics Podcast

Paula Bäckdén, advokat, participates as the first lawyer in the 6-year history of The Logistics Podcast, and talks about transport law.

April 30, 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on international trade

Vinge’s experts within trade and shipping summarise some observations on how Corona impact international trade.

March 27, 2020