Mike Lax Senior Partner


Mike Lax

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Mike has over 37 years' experience in dealing with shipping and maritime law matters, including international trade litigation and arbitration, charterparty disputes, cargo claims, salvage, collision, marine insurance disputes, pollution claims, ship finance, sale and purchase and shipbuilding contracts.

Mike continues to act in satellite litigation arising out of the Fiona Trust litigation. He has also found time to deal with some important cases involving insurance issues [TOISA PISCES] and a freight dispute concerning the transportation of oil [BP Oil Ltd v Target Shipping Ltd], both of which brought successes for our clients in the Court of Appeal. Most recent work includes acting in heavy arbitration proceedings concerning ship repairs, and advising on aspects of ship sale and purchase transactions.

Clients worked for

Standard Maritime Holding Corporation, Meyer Werft GmbH, Geden Lines, MUR Shipping, CMB NV, Bocimar NV, Exmar NV, Euronav, Tankers International LLC, Toisa Limited, AMPTC, Palmali Shipping and Steamship Mutual P & I Club.


Mike qualified as a solicitor in 1977, becoming a Partner of Lawrence Graham in 1979. Former Head of the Shipping and International Trade Department of Lawrence Graham before setting up Lax & Co LLP in May 2007.

Professional Memberships

Supporting member of LMAA.



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