Legal 500 reports on recommended law firms in South Africa
Shepstone & Wylie is a leader in ship casualty investigations and total losses, and handles a high market share of ship and bunker arrests. It also has wider transport expertise and close connections to prominent P&I clubs and top international law firms in the shipping sector. The team acted for the owners of MV Smart in investigating the grounding and total loss of the vessel off Richards Bay. The practice is ‘the flagship of South African shipping firms’ and ‘covers the whole coast’ with ‘excellence in its field’, according to its clients. With ‘a unique combination of cunning and wisdom’, Durban-based Shane Dwyer is ‘the doyen of South African shipping lawyers’. Krish Reddy is ‘top drawer’, particularly in complex cargo claims. Edmund Greiner, Quintus Van der Merwe and ‘capable litigator’ Tony Edwards are also recommended by clients.