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Ship finance

Ship finance

As a leading shipping law firm, Clyde & Co's ship finance lawyers regularly work for parties in complex, multi-jurisdictional and high value deals.

The team’s client focussed and full service approach means our lawyers deal with the entire transaction, incorporating asset finance and wider corporate and commercial matters for some of the world’s largest companies and brand names. Our understanding of the marketplace and the business of ship finance ensures that we are able to deliver first class, commercial and efficient solutions for our clients. The knowledge and expertise of the shipping team extends across a broad range of ship finance work, acting for major shipping companies, yards, private equity financiers and banks.

Our ship finance lawyers cover all types of asset finance including secured lending, leasing, export credit financing and asset value support. We are involved in transactions relating to all types of vessel including bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, reefers, cruise ships, yachts, offshore rigs and units as well as supply and support vessels.

Expertise includes:

  • Secured lending, leasing and export credit finance
  • Structuring of loan transactions
  • Negotiating joint ventures
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Scrap sale documentation
  • Shipbuilding contracts
  • Charterparties
  • Commercial and corporate - vessel registrations, related tax, regulatory, insurance, employment and liability issues

Our international network allows immediate access to multi-jurisdictional expertise and our lawyers have specialist knowledge of the particular requirements of Islamic financing structures and Islamic financial organisations.