Maritime Finance

Our Maritime Group's broad knowledge of the maritime industry enables us to provide a full range of legal services to the maritime community and gives us the ability to manage complex transactions efficiently and effectively.

We are able to deal with any maritime related transaction, from the most complex structured and leasing transaction, to the more straightforward sale and purchase transaction and charterparty negotiation. We handle domestic and international ship finance transactions, and we represent a cross section of banks, arrangers, investors, owners, charterers, insurers, chartering and ship brokers, ship managers and agents, shipowners and operators.

Global Scope

We are particularly well-known for our expertise in international and cross-border leasing and structured finance; we actively advise on operating leases and other off-balance sheet financing, structured charterparties and pooling arrangements, new building contracts, full pay-out lease financing, credit enhancement structures, insurance policies, including lender and asset protection, sale and purchase arrangements, flagging, taxation, syndication methods and asset sales, risk management, enforcement of security, international mergers & acquisitions, LNG projects, port infrastructure financing and privatization.

Flexible Practice Organization Driven by Client Needs

In France, our team members have been at the forefront of the development of tax leasing for vessels. In the U.S., we have been involved in several equities offerings to the maritime industry and we are leaders in U.S. leasing techniques. In Milan, we are developing structures adapted to the specific needs of international lenders dealing with the maritime community.

Our flexible organization is adapted to our clients' needs. The diversity of skills in other areas of the firm such as tax, securitization, private equity and corporate allows us to pull together teams to match the particular needs of each transaction. We also work in teams across our offices worldwide.