Jean-Philippe Maslin

Jean-Philippe Maslin

Contact details


4, square Edouard VII

75009 Paris


Tel: +33 (0)1 53 76 91 00

Fax: +33 (0)1 53 76 91 26


Working in our Paris office, Jean-Philippe advises on and has litigation experience in shipping, aviation and international trade.

As a Member of our Litigation and Customs/ VAT team, he also advises on matters relating to the importation and operation of yachts in EU waters. He especially helps Shipowners, Brokers and Yacht Managers with all customs aspects of the operations of yachts in the EU.

Jean-Philippe previously worked in the cargo claims department of a major shipping company.

Jean-Philippe graduated from Paris Pantheon University in Business Law. He then obtained a post-graduate degree in Maritime and Transportation Law from Marseille University and a LL.M. in European Business Law from University College Dublin.  He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2013.  



  • Advising on VAT treatment, licensing requirements and employment issues for all operations related to yachts and aircraft in the European Union.

  • Defending clients against civil and criminal claims brought by Customs administrations (UK and France) against owners for breaches of the temporary admission regime or commercial use (such as the French Commercial Exemption regime) for vessels and aircraft, including the freezing of assets.

  • Assisting and advising a major operator in setting up a recognised VAT-deferment plan for 40m+ yachts.​


  • Guiding clients through complex regulatory environments such as excise regulations on fuel and alcohol, regulations on encryption software in France or temporary importation of sensitive computer material.

  • Aiding clients obtain recognised certifications in France (AEO – Authorised Economic Operator)


  • Helping owners and P&I Clubs with ship arrests and maritime claims, including claims by former crew members.

  • Enforcing claims for clients, including via emergency interim measures (freezing orders over money and assets, ship arrests, interim orders).

  • Litigating complex shipping, CMR and freightforwarding claims.