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: