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VA Claims & Recoveries is a premier legal consultancy firm specialising in maritime law, cargo claims, subrogation, and recoveries. We prioritise your needs, and deliver a bespoke "no cure - no pay" service.
If you are looking for an effective claims handling and management (including arbitration and litigation), we can offer you consistent success, transparency, and flexibility. Our clients include shipowners, charterers, traders and manufacturers, marine and cargo underwriters, surveyors, IT, and maritime security companies among others.
Find out more about our practice areas below and contact us today.
We have extensive experience in handling and managing all aspects and types of cargo and freight claims arising from damage or loss of cargo across all major modes of transportation...
We frequently advise on bills of lading, charterparties, and other contracts of carriage, with particular expertise in laytime and demurrage matters. We are known to be relentless in...
We have plenty of hands-on experience in resolving commercial disputes arising out of various types of commercial and service agreements. We are able to resolve such commercial disputes tactfully...
We specialise in resolving disputes involving international sale of goods and services governed by English law, Incoterms, CISG, etc. And we worked with all kinds of commodities including oil and gas...
We work for some of the largest insurance companies in the UAE, whom we have been successfully representing in all types of recoveries and subrogation matters. To protect your rights...
We are fully equipped to manage all stages of claims management – starting from the first notification of loss, loss adjustment, and settlement – finishing with the recovery proceedings against...
"I have worked with Valentins Abasins on one case wherein he demonstrated excellent drafting, negotiation skills and professionalism to ensure the best possible outcome. Throughout our case, Valentins was always quick to respond, diligent in his analysis, and made himself available at times most would consider after hours. Valentins did everything in his power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Through his resolve, vast knowledge, cooperative attitude and attention to detail we were able to successfully settle this case out-of-court. Working with Valentins was an incredibly pleasant experience, and I would happily recommend his services to anyone looking for the right person to handle their case with the upmost care, support and determination to succeed!"
J. Abdeljaber, Associate
Dubai Law Firm, UAE
"Valentins was invaluable in helping us with several cases we had. In one case, he successfully defended our interests against a claim for an alleged off-hire event raised by the shipowners and their lawyers. In another case, he helped us to recover an outstanding amount from a defaulting shipowner. Valentins always explains, and keeps us fully updated on, the recovery process so that we can focus on our business."
S. Niven, Director
Maritime Security Company, UK
"I have had the privilege to work with Mr Valentins Abasins during the last few years and found him extremely hardworking and very competent. He handles all professional matters very efficiently and skilfully; I have been really impressed by his capabilities to handle the most complex matters with so much ease."
A. Bilal, Manager Marine
Marine & Business Consultants, Denmark
"Valentins has an eye for detail and pro-active. One of the most important qualities in handling of legal matters is the ability to foresee potential bottlenecks which Valentins was able to perform with ease. Valentins has been able to lead various projects with success."
S. Goula, Crew Manager
Shipping Company, Cyprus
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Valentins since 2014, and also used his services at VA Claims & Recoveries. He is a very detail oriented performer and has a great analytical mind. Also working with him is fun, he knows how to dissipate the work pressure with utmost hard work and sincerity. I would be pleased to recommend Valentins and VA Claims & Recoveries. And I wish him luck for his future endeavors."
N. Chatrath, Marine Engineer & Consultant
Marine Engineers & Consultants, UK
"Valentins is a good and diligent claims handler who strives to get good results for his clients promptly."
A. Shaw-Lloyd, Solicitor
Shipping Law Firm, UK