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Capital Law Associates provides first class legal services in Port Development from developing Public Private Partnership agreements, organizing Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), and procuring Port assets and Port land development. CLA provides ongoing strategic legal guidance and administrative support in relation to regulatory requirements, to high level Port executives. CLA also carries out risk management and risk assessment and analysis and assists in the implementation of Environmental Safety and Human Resources frameworks in Port environments.

Diverse areas in Port and Terminal Operations in the Bahamas

Port Operation is a very diverse operational environment and Port operators and owners will benefit immensely from working with a Port and Maritime Attorney such as the attorneys at Capital Law Associates who have garnered years of experience and training in this field. Port operations involves concerns for safety as it is a dynamic work environment where heavy equipment, individual operators, port visitors and government regulators converge in one area for the purposes of clearing and releasing cargo; or the embarking and disembarking of crew and vessel passengers. This dynamic port environment requires contractual agreements with the various port users and operators, safety protocols and corporate social responsibility initiatives to be put in place.

Port Lawyers in the Bahamas: What we do for port and facility operators?

Working with Boards and Executives - Contracts, policies and procedures : It is very important that a port operator or owner has access to an attorney who is well versed in port operations and can assess and deliver on the key agreements needed to facilitate port operations. Capital Law Associates has lawyers with a depth of knowledge boasting over a decade of experience in port operations, having worked closely with port Boards, CEOs and executives, to develop viable project plans, contractual documents, policies and procedures. In addition, our attorneys have worked with the port Human Resources departments to develop proper legal employment documentation and frameworks for port facility employees.
Risk analysis and mitigation: Additionally, port operators would benefit from the expertise of the Capital Law Associates port attorneys who are skilled at identifying risk and providing comprehensive risks analysis and suggesting means of mitigating risks. Our attorneys at Capital Law Associates are adept at working with the port and facility safety professionals to develop proper safety policies and procedures geared toward protecting both the public, employees and contractors that work within this environment.
RFPs and negotiating contracts for port infrastructure: The attorneys at Capital Law Associates are well versed in port facilities operations. Our knowledge has assisted port facility operators in sourcing, negotiating and reviewing contracts for port infrastructure and have worked with port and facility operating teams in sourcing quality vendors. We have organized and facilitated the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to contracting and onboarding the successful bidding company or service provider.
Drafting Port Licence Agreements: Our clients benefit from our attorneys expertise in drafting operating license agreements for terminal operators, port users manuals, port tariffs and other port related contracts. ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards implementation and CSG: We have supported and directed our clients in the implementation of ISO 9001and ISO 14001 standards. Additionally, we have worked with the boards of directors of our clients to develop and implement within their facilities a corporate social responsibilities regime. Working with Government Agencies and Regulators: Additionally, our attorneys at Capital Law Associates have negotiated with and met with governmental departments and regulators to ensure growth and development projects align with obligations. Having Capital Law Associates work with your port and terminal facility would be a plus in that Capital Law Associates has deep knowledge and experience in port and terminal management and operation. Legislation and Convention governing Ships and Ports in The Bahamas: Ports and applicable vessels and entities in The Bahamas must adhere to various maritime conventions and legislation among which includes The Merchant shipping Act, and any amendments, The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Regulations 2012, international conventions such as International Convention Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships (Brussels, May 10, 1952); Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FACILITATION), 1965; International Convention on Load Lines (LL), 1966 and the 1988 Protocol; International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (TONNAGE), 1969; International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972; International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1960; International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and the Protocols of 1978 and 1988; Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL), 1974 and 1976 Protocol; International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC), 1976; International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978.
Our port attorneys work in a collegiate environment to ensure that our clients have the benefit of a collective review and attention to their work. Our cooperation within firm ensures that varying angles are considered to produce work that is well thought out and comprehensive. We pride ourselves in providing a high level white gloves service with close attention to detail. Of course, we also provide many other services.

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