Sturzenegger & Co


Sturzenegger & Co is an affiliated legal services firm located in Geneva serving the international maritime, energy and commodity trading sectors. It provides specialist legal advice and claims handling services from the perspective of English law and common law jurisdictions. The range of services extends from the structuring and documenting of transactions to arbitration representation and litigation management for claims in those sectors.

The firm delivers swift and comprehensive appraisal of the client’s situation and requirements directed to putting in place an effective strategy for its objectives. The overriding ethos is to ensure that each client receives the appropriate level of support according to its situation at a sensible cost outlay. Sturzenegger & Co operates independently of the Riverlake Group but provides an enhanced capability to its range of services.

For each project the scope is developed into the safest, most cost effective and time efficient solution.

Demurrage & Claims

In response to our client’s needs, we have established a structure that collates all types of charter party demurrage claims, as well as commodities sale and purchase contract demurrage claims and provides a value added service for oil companies, traders and ship owners.

Riverlake demurrage analysts have extensive experience in maritime claims under contracts of affreightment, voyage and time charter parties which allow offering a completely independent service on behalf of our clients for the estimation, analysis, negotiation and collection of funds.

Riverlake is well known in the industry as being one of the pioneers in offering services for the handling of demurrage claims.

Our goal is to have any demurrage claim handled, negotiated and closed within maximum 3 months from receipt of the claim and this is rigorously pursued and controlled.