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General information

Asdem's primary expertise is oil industry charterparty and sale and purchase demurrage, deviation and detention and other types of oil industry delay claim. We provide specialist advice on drafting and negotiating oil industry contracts for the sale and purchase of petroleum and petroleum products, consultation and advice on drafting standard form tanker charterparties and on their additional terms and conditions. We advise on specification issues, loss control and are often brought in to advise on operational issues occurring during the life of a voyage.

Asdem advises the oil industry on claims recovery and for cost effective oil industry dispute resolution mediation and, only if necessary, arbitration. Our services are aimed at resolving disputes efficiently and fairly. When advice and assistance involves claims and the possibility of arbitration or court proceedings, our primary objective is to find fair and commercial solutions aimed at negating costly and lengthy proceedings while preserving relationships. We provide impartial and independent commercial advice and assistance and a solution driven approach aimed at closing issues and disputes, not prolonging them.

We advise all parties in the supply chain from the producer to the end user. Our clients include the oil majors, major oil and chemical companies, international traders, tanker owners, charterers, brokers and lawyers. Asdem can call upon the services of a wide range of experts and regularly supplies experienced claims specialists to work in client companies on long or short-term contracts. We can provide our clients with suitably qualified staff to cover interim needs such as working through a claims backlog to meet peak demand or to cover temporary absenteeism of permanent staff.

Asdem's office in Mumbai provides a Demurrage and Claims handling service allowing companies to outsource claims for reasons of cost efficiency and operational effectiveness. Our centre in Mumbai handles all aspects of the demurrage and post fixture claims process from reviewing the facts of the voyage, to calculating an accurate demurrage claim in compliance with charterparty terms, to arranging a settlement. For more details please click here.

We are the industry advisors to the CFR Far East Open Specification Form Naphtha Contract and chair the yearly industry Naphtha Meeting in Asia, which is now in its 25th year. Asdem is also active in the organisation of public conferences and training events on a wide range of topics. We provide industry recognised certified training on oil industry laytime and demurrage. We also provide certified training courses on tanker chartering, oil industry operations and the law, and loss control. Upon request, we also regularly provide in-house training sessions based upon any of our public event subjects, or customised to your requirements.

Cobat House
1446-1448 London Road
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
SS9 2UW, United Kingdom

Office: +44 1702-481656
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  • Full Service Offices
    • Asdem - Singapore
      50 Raffles Place, Level 30
      Singapore 048623
      Office:+65 6534-9278
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    • Asdem - Mumbai
      712, Raikar Chambers
      Govandi (East), Mumbai India
      Office:+91 22-6511 9222
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    • Asdem - Bangkok
      Bangna Tower A, 16th Floor
      Bangkok, Thailand
      Office:+66 6-1465-8754
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    • Asdem - Philippines
      8430 San Bernadino Road
      SBMA, Subic Bay, Philippines
      Office:+63 927-954-1475
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  • Representative Offices
    • Asdem - Dubai
      Emirates Towers, Level 41
      Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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