Maritime Law and Law of the Sea

With significant expertise in maritime activities and their economic and social aspects, Berniaud Avocats Paris can provide legal counselling in all areas of Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea.

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Waterways are still the first channel of global trade, and our seas and oceans play a key role in the global economy.

In this area, France ranks as the world’s 2nd largest maritime nation with 11 million km2 of maritime space in an exclusive economic zone! Sea economics is a promising sector in France with a significant potential protected by a legal framework. With her extensive experience in the French Navy, Ms Berniaud can advise you in this area.


Ms Berniaud puts her eight years of maritime experience at your service.


The firm can assist you in arbitrating and resolving your disputes.

A Promising Sector

Make your mark in this promising economic and social sector.


  • Responsibility of vessels
  • Marine accidents
  • Transportation
  • Shipping
  • Shipbuilding
  • Pollution and environmental protection
  • Industrial and occupational hazards in fishing activities
  • Collisions
  • Assistance at sea
  • Wreck removal
  • Major accidents
  • Total loss, and litigation about physical injuries
  • Marine activities and accidents
  • Seamen and ships and other vessels
  • Freight and maritime transport contracts
  • Commissioning and maritime trade
  • Maritime security
  • Public order at sea
  • Development of maritime activities