May 11 - Thomas Miller Law is expanding the geographical coverage of its maritime and logistics legal services, which will now be available to operators and insurers doing business in the Australasian region.

A new team based in Sydney will be led by Alexis Cahalan and Danella Wilmshurst, with further key appointments to follow.

The new branch will serve ship owners, charterers, ports, terminals, freight forwarders and other logistics operators, as well as the many underwriters vying for a share of an increasingly competitive market.

Peter Jackson, ceo of Thomas Miller Law said: "This is a turning point for marine legal services in a region where the innovation and competitiveness of the operators has not really been matched by the legal market. Australia's marine and logistics sectors are still growing strongly despite the commodities dip, New Zealand's ports are performing well, and new infrastructure projects are in the pipeline all over the region."