Christopher O. Davis
Recognized in:Admiralty and Maritime LawTransportation Law
Law School:Tulane University
Location:201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3600New Orleans, LA 70170
- Tulane University, J.D., graduated 1979
- University of Virginia, BA, graduated 1976
- Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Admiralty and Maritime Law
- Transportation Law
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Attorney Case History
Recent Representative Arbitration Matters
- Defended ICC arbitration and two appeals to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in securing confirmation of an international arbitral award on behalf of a state-owned petroleum company which resulted in the dismissal of more than $100 million in breach of contract and tort claims, arising out of the sale of multiple gasoline shipments, and ordered reimbursement to the client of over $730,000 in attorney's fees and costs.
- Represented state-owned oil company in breach of contract claims arising out of the purchase of crude oil and related antitrust disputes
- Represented Mexican fabrication company defending claims arising out of a platform construction and transportation contract.
- Represented Japanese shipowners and underwriters in claims arising out of a collision in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.
- Represented Turkish company in breach of contract and tort claims arising out of a business consultancy agreement.
- Represented contractor specializing in disaster restoration services in claims arising out of the proposed charter of a passenger ship following a hurricane.
Recent Representative Litigation Matters
- Represented British Virgin Islands company in obtaining $42 million in security for forward freight agreements dispute pending before London High Court.
- Represented state-owned oil company defending antitrust claims.
- Represented offshore drilling company in claims brought by major oil company arising out of a riser separation incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico during deep water drilling operations.
- Represented owners, hull and machinery underwriters and P&I Club of a passenger ship in claims arising out of a major collision with a bulk carrier at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
- Represented European financial institution in a first preferred ship mortgage foreclosure action against two parcel tankers in Houston and New Orleans.
- Represented vessel interests and their underwriters in claims against the Panama Canal Company, Panama Canal Commission and Autoridad del Canal de Panama arising out of sinkings, allisions and collisions in the Panama Canal.