Call to the Bar: 1994
James is a partner in the firm’s Shipping & Admiralty department.
James has 25 years of experience in the maritime law sector. He acts on behalf of both ship owners and banks in the registration and financing of vessels on the Gibraltar Commercial Ships Register. He has advised extensively in relation to the Gibraltar aspects of a number of high profile maritime restructurings in the last few years.
He also acts for individual private clients who wish to register vessels on the Gibraltar Pleasure Yacht Registry, negotiating yacht building contracts if required, as well as for banks and leasing companies financing those yachts.
Separately, James is extremely experienced in ship arrests, especially on behalf of mortgagee banks and bondholders. He has acted on almost all major admiralty actions in Gibraltar in the last 20 years, including the jurisdiction’s two largest fleet arrests as well as numerous other enforcements.
James also acts on behalf of P & I clubs.
He is listed as a Leading Individual in Legal 500. Chambers & Partners confirms: ‘James Ramagge excels in shipping-sector matters and “has a reputation that precedes him” in the area’.