• Aircraft leases
  • Aircraft acquisitions
  • Aircraft licensing
  • Aircraft sales
  • Aircraft financing
  • Aircraft mortgages
  • Aircraft registration
  • Ship finance
  • Ship registration
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The Bahamas is one of the world’s largest shipping registries and a clear leader in tonnage of passenger ships. The firm has acted in the registration and financing of much of the tonnage presently on the Bahamian Registry. Higgs & Johnson is experienced in registering pleasure yachts and commercial vessels and has strong links with the Cayman Islands Shipping registry which is a member of the Red Ensign Group of British Registries. The Cayman Registry holds Category 1 status, which facilitates the registration of vessels of any size or type provided certain quality standards are met. The firm works with leading shipping firms throughout the world to provide timely, efficient and cost-effective service to ship-owners and ship mortgagees.

This practice also advises on a variety of matters concerned with the aviation needs of aircraft owners, major international airlines, financial institutions providing aircraft financing, export credit agency lenders and aircraft leasing and management companies.

Our attorneys are able to counsel clients in connection with:

  • the acquisition, licensing and registration of aircraft
  • registration of aircraft mortgages and charges
  • the use of corporate structures in multi-jurisdictional transactions to facilitate aircraft
  • leasing and financing consistent with the requirements of Western and Middle Eastern financial institutions and investors
  • preparation and registration of security documents
  • liaising with civil aviation authorities in both the Cayman Islands and The Bahamas

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Our specialists

Wendy Stenning
David J. Hanna
Alexandra T. Hall
Francine Bryce
Surinder Deal
Andre Hill
Sharmon Y. Ingraham
Ja’Ann M. Major
Keith Major, Jr.
Gina M. Berry
Kamala Richardson

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