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Over the past decade, global marine and shipping has faced a number of fundamental challenges that have changed the face of the industry. From pandemic-induced disruptions and rising freight costs to container shortages and limited docking capacities, the shipping landscape has been particularly vulnerable to legal disputes and claims.

HKA, as one of the world’s foremost firms in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, can help you navigate complex challenges and challenging disputes. Our highly regarded marine and shipping expert witnesses provide comprehensive support to a diverse range of industry stakeholders, including contractors, clients (both public and private), and their legal advisors. 

An expert witness has both the knowledge, insight and skills necessary to decode complexity in intricate marine disputes

How our marine and shipping expert witness service can help

The expertise of our marine and shipping expert witnesses spans a wide range of areas, including project and commercial disputes, insurance claims, bankruptcy proceedings, fraud investigations and regulatory breaches. We also investigate matters related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards.

HKA’s expert witnesses are renowned throughout the world for offering sound analysis and strategic recommendations tailored to your case. We conduct data analysis, deliver expert witness testimony, and generate specialised reports, taking the proactive steps needed to help you anticipate and mitigate risk at any stage of the dispute resolution process. 

Our team of marine and shipping expert witnesses

Our marine and shipping expert witnesses have been globally recognised for their investigations and testimonies. The services we provide have spanned almost every continent, with appearances before courts, arbitration tribunals, regulatory boards, and various international forums.

We have earned high ratings in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Arbitration analysis while holding the title of the largest accredited corporate provider of expert services with the Academy of Experts. Such accreditation highlights the industry-leading talented and experienced experts that HKA can offer. We’re able to provide you with the most suitable, skilled and knowledgeable experts who have years of experience working on complex and challenging marine and shipping disputes, including quantum, delay, engineering, architectural and technical, forensic accountants and investigations, and commercial damages and valuation.

As your dispute resolution partner, we will assemble highly qualified teams with extensive marine and shipping industry experience, capable of addressing the most intricate and challenging disputes.

We have an extensive track record in helping clients to resolve cases and disputes in all industries. This includes construction and engineering, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and real estate, to tourism, life sciences, media and technology, and financial and professional services.

Our consultants specialise in the following areas:


Engineering and Construction Quantum
Delay and Disruption Analysis
Forensic Engineering, Architectural and Technical
Forensic Accounting and Investigations
Commercial Damages and Valuation
Government Contracts


Claims Management Services
Claims Governance
Dispute Avoidance


Infrastructure and Capital Projects


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