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Ship Sale, Purchase & Finance

Our dedicated team focuses on ship, yacht and marine project finance.

Our ship finance team has a dedicated focus that gives them a unique position for understanding and advising on the issues faced across the industry. We deliver first class, commercially efficient solutions for our clients through a full complete service approach across a broad range of ship finance work. We can manage the entire transaction for each client, advising on asset finance and wider corporate and commercial matters.

Our team acts for some of the world’s largest companies and are involved in transactions relating to all types of vessels including bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, reefers, cruise ships, yachts, offshore rigs , FSRUs, FPSOs and other floating energy projects as well as supply and support vessels.

We are able to assist our clients over the entire ship sale and purchase process, from early negotiations through to delivery. We act for a variety of clients, on all types of vessels and are able to advise on all standard industry forms.

Our dedicated ship finance lawyers cover all types of asset finance including secured lending, leasing, export credit financing and asset value support.

We are also able to offer specialist knowledge of the particular requirements of Islamic financing structures and Islamic financial organisations.

Our Ship Sale, Purchase & Finance Work

  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • US$360 million credit facility to finance the construction of LPG carriers

    Acted for a US financial institution on its US$360 million credit facility to a Singapore shipowner to finance the construction of six LPG carriers

    Singapore
  • Financing the purchase of Germany's largest cruise ships

    Acting for a leading cruise ship owner as borrower in relation to financing the purchase of new build cruise vessels including the largest cruise ships to be built in Germany

    Germany

    Complicated newbuild tanker financing

    Acting on behalf of the owners/ borrowers on a joint venture transaction involving both bank finance and a complicated charter and sub-charter structure, on a post delivery non-recourse structured finance for five newbuild tankers. This transaction was termed 'innovative' by Marine Money and won...

    United Kingdom

    Acquisition and sale

    Acting for Renaissance in its USD 150 million acquisition of BUE Marine Group, involving a fleet of nearly 50 vessels, to create one of the top 10 offshore support vessel operators, and assisting in the sale of an FPSO unit to a consortium of buyers for development of an offshore oil field

    United Kingdom

    Financing of new cruise vessels

    Acting for a leading cruise ship owner in relation to financing the purchase of new build cruise vessels

    United Kingdom

    Scrap sale

    Assisting a ship owning group with the scrap sale of two vessels and the discharge of its loan commitments

    United Kingdom

    USD 575 million Norwegian bond issue

    Acting for Sea Trucks Group on the shipping matters relating to a USD 575 million Norwegian Bond issue, including the release of current financing and security for over 50 vessels registered in various jurisdictions

    United Kingdom

    Syndicated credit facility

    Advising on the acquisition of both new build and second hand tonnage, which involved a large syndicated credit facility for a shipping company backed by a private equity fund, providing advice on the security documentation and advising on completion of a series of closings on sale and purchase...

    United Kingdom

Our Ship Sale, Purchase & Finance team

Rebecca Armstrong
Rebecca Armstrong

Partner

Thomas Choo
Thomas Choo

Partner

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Fernando Escamilla
Fernando Escamilla

Partner

Christopher Jobson
Christopher Jobson

Partner & Chairman of APAC

John Keough
John Keough

Partner

Jessica Maitra
Jessica Maitra

Partner

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

Partner

Roger Rodríguez Oyarzabal
Roger Rodríguez Oyarzabal

Partner

Hatty Sumption
Hatty Sumption

Partner

Nic van der Reyden
Nic van der Reyden

Partner

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