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Jeremy Prain

Partner | Cape Town

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Overview

Jeremy Prain is a partner in our Cape Town office in the Shipping and Logistics practice.

He specialises in shipping and transport law and has expertise in admiralty dispute resolution, emergency response, shipping finance, ship sale and purchase, carriage of goods, marine insurance, road and rail transportation, and commodities and regulatory law.

Jeremy is described in the Legal 500 as “providing top-notch service”.

He is dual qualified as a lawyer in South Africa and England and Wales and is a member of the Maritime Law Association.

Awards

  • Chambers and Partners, 2020 & 2019 recognised Jeremy in Band 3 for Shipping and an Up and Coming lawyer in 2018 & 2017 for the same category.
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2017 for Maritime Law.
  • Jeremy is listed in the Legal 500 (a guide to the world’s leading law firms), which describes him as an “outstanding practitioner”. He is also a contributor to the South African chapter of The Shipping Law Review published by Law Business Research.

‘Jeremy Prain is personable, efficient and delivers good results.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2024

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch University.
  • LLM from the University of Cape Town.

INSIGHTS

South Africa: Unintended consequence of ship leasing South Africa: Claims against bareboat charterers and effects of insolvency South Africa: Government proposes a national carrier South Africa: Supreme Court revisits cargo theft and liability South Africa: Interim application process and requirements published for STS and bunkering operations outside of a port South Africa: MSC Susanna – Naval vessels and right to limit liability South Africa: Introducing The Bowmans Shipping Podcast South Africa: Enforcing awards against associated ships: Court clarifies position on charterparty claims Collisions in the Suez Canal: revisiting genuine and reasonable need for security Cargo theft and liability: Fujitsu v Schenker Court’s discretion trumps International Arbitration Act in admiralty case Hanjin fallout: Supreme Court of Appeal rules on protective writs in South Africa Court Clarifies impact of ‘business rescue’ regime on admiralty matters SA Constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute Court recognises territory of Western Sahara’s prima facie right in cargo dispute Pre-action security: advantages of South Africa in an uncertain market High Court upholds arbitration agreement in cargo handling services agreement Supreme Court of Appeal considers Merchant Shipping Act warranty Viking Fishing v Mutual and Federal, Round Two: Supreme Court of Appeal considers the Merchant Shipping Act Warranty Parent company guarantee held to be maritime claim Judgment and arbitration award enforcement: the admiralty law perspective High Court clarifies effect of arrest in rem pending appeal Market woes continue as ships go under the hammer Shark diving operators: test for negligence and limitation of liability Bareboat charter claims and judicial ship sales Marine insurance: High Court revisits breach of warranty Reefer owners beware Performance Guarantees in Shipbuilding Agreements How effective are protective writs?
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Overview

Jeremy Prain is a partner in our Cape Town office in the Shipping and Logistics practice.

He specialises in shipping and transport law and has expertise in admiralty dispute resolution, emergency response, shipping finance, ship sale and purchase, carriage of goods, marine insurance, road and rail transportation, and commodities and regulatory law.

Jeremy is described in the Legal 500 as “providing top-notch service”.

He is dual qualified as a lawyer in South Africa and England and Wales and is a member of the Maritime Law Association.

Awards

  • Chambers and Partners, 2020 & 2019 recognised Jeremy in Band 3 for Shipping and an Up and Coming lawyer in 2018 & 2017 for the same category.
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2017 for Maritime Law.
  • Jeremy is listed in the Legal 500 (a guide to the world’s leading law firms), which describes him as an “outstanding practitioner”. He is also a contributor to the South African chapter of The Shipping Law Review published by Law Business Research.

‘Jeremy Prain is personable, efficient and delivers good results.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2024

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