Legal 500, 2021
As a large boutique firm, they are big enough to handle high-value and complex transactions, yet small enough to provide a personal touch and competitive rates.
MFB, formerly known as More Fisher Brown, is a specialist shipping law firm, established in 1988, which offers a professional approach with a high level of partner involvement. Despite the firm’s expansion to close to 30 fee earners, of whom 17 are partners, MFB prides itself on remaining a compact and integrated team, with a wealth of legal knowledge and experience in shipping, insurance and international trade.
We are in stunning offices on the lower 2 floors of the Fishmongers’ Hall, home to the Fishmongers’ Livery Company, one of the twelve great Livery Companies of the City of London, and the firm enjoys spectacular views over the river Thames, Southwark Cathedral and the Shard.
MFB is well known in the shipping community, advising clients on shipping related litigation, arbitration and ADR. Our international client base includes ship owners, charterers, cargo interests, P&I Clubs and other insurers. We are recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK Directories as a leading shipping law firm.
The firm provides prompt high quality legal advice, placing great importance on working closely with clients and understanding their business requirements, with the aim of resolving disputes expeditiously without incurring undue costs and thus avoiding unnecessary litigation. MFB’s range of services includes advice on non-contentious issues such as ship sale and purchase, ship finance, including ship mortgages, and we also cover domestic and cross-border company and commercial transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, project and asset finance, company start-ups and group reorganisations.
MFB benefits from the extensive knowledge of a number of legally qualified Master Mariners. Working with a global network of experts and legal correspondents throughout the world, we are always contactable on our 24 hour emergency telephone number in the event of a casualty or for urgent advice. The team acts for major salvors and shipowning interests in a number of casualties under Lloyd’s Open Form. MFB is a member of the Admiralty Solicitors Group.
Languages spoken include French, Turkish, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Urdu.