Max Lemanski


Max is a well-known energy and shipping litigator, with clients based in maritime hubs all over the world.

In offshore energy, Max has particular expertise in floating production and is the co-head of our market-leading FPSO team.  Max's cases include a number of complex, high-value FPSO disputes involving detailed technical analysis, quantum issues, and delay and prolongation claims. He is also an expert in the LNG/FLNG field.    In the renewables sector Max focuses on offshore windfarms.

On the shipping side, Max has many years’ experience working with owners/charterers and their P&I/FD&D clubs (representing shipping companies involved in dry bulk, containerships and all types of tankers, as well as specialist vessels such as oil spill response ships).   Clients value his considerable expertise in all manner of disputes, which span the full spectrum of dry shipping.  In addition to charterparty and bill of lading type disputes, Max is often instructed in relation to shipbuilding contracts.

Max's work includes non-contentious contract negotiation, working on EPIC, construction and conversion contracts, time charters and refund guarantees.   Max regularly speaks at a number of industry events and provides bespoke seminars and workshops to clients.

Max also has expertise in the superyacht sphere, working on a number of disputes involving high value, high profile superyachts.  These include construction and refurbishment disputes, as well as chartering issues.  

Max Lemanski is an eminent lawyer: technically excellent, pragmatic, shrewd and resolute. He brings a breadth of experience to provide valuable insight, and never loses focus on what he and his clients need to achieve.

The Legal 500 UK 2020