Shipping & Logistics

At the heart of globalization

Shipping, logistics, and international trade are, by nature, dependent of each other and one cannot exist without the other.

Our team has long experience and thorough understanding of the needs and risks involved in the shipping, international trade, and logistics service markets – not only from the side of ship owners, carriers, freight forwarders or other logistics service providers but also from the side of the cargo interest, and of overall insurance issues. As the international element is usually involved, the team is experienced in assisting clients in international disputes before courts and in arbitration.

Diverse services                                                           

On transport issues, we advise in all areas of shipping, transport, and logistics – from regulatory matters to drafting of comprehensive logistics frame agreements, and from cargo claims to assistance in relation of collisions, charter parties, newbuilding contracts, and related issues.

Comprehensive expertise

Our expertise from the international trade includes drafting of various type of purchase agreements with special knowledge from the maritime and aviation sector. We also regularly give legal advice on complex customs, sanctions, and other trade restrictions issues.

Client testimonials

“The team is highly knowledgeable and always up-to-date with the latest developments of the law. Still the way of handling of matters is down to earth – hands on approach.

” I would like to mention a partner, Ulla von Weissenberg, with whom it is always a pleasure to work with due to her ability to quickly see what is relevant in the case. Ulla is an easy-going person and honest in a way that if she does not see good prospects of success, she tells that to the client.

“Very reactive and efficient team. Probably the best one in the maritime sector in Finland.

“Ulla von Weissenberg : Ulla is a very experienced maritime lawyer with deep knowledge of maritime law. She is easy to work with and understands well the objectives of the legal advice requested, both from a legal and pragmatic point of view.

Turo Sumu : Turo knows maritime law perfectly and handles cases with incredible attention to all details that can make a difference to the outcome!

“Ulla von Weissenberg is the firm’s biggest asset in the maritime and transport practice.

“Ulla von Weissenberg is an exceptionally talented and down to earth lawyer. She has solid legal knowledge but even more extremely wide reaching experience on the business and politics side of the maritime sector. She is widely connected and just a super person to work with.

“Solid knowledge and long term co-operation.

Procopé & Hornborg advised Meyer Turku Oy in shipbuilding related legal issues

We have advised Meyer Turku Oy in shipbuilding related legal issues.

Contact persons

  • Ulla von Weissenberg

    Partner, Attorney at Law

    +358 40 8205 732

  • Turo Sumu

    Counsel, Attorney at Law, Trained on the Bench

    +358 40 5089 008