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 and works with leading shipping firms throughout the world to provide timely, efficient and cost-effective service to ship-owners and ship mortgagees.
Our attorneys represent a diverse range of global clients serving the maritime industry, including major international cruise lines; maritime-related investors and financial institutions; ocean shipping company groups; ports, terminals and port/terminal operators; carrier-terminal management groups; and ocean transportation intermediaries. In addition, the group services clients in closely related fields including finance, insurance, and agency.
The group has extensive experience in maritime corporate, finance and regulatory matters including asset-backed ship finance, leasing transactions and other custom-tailored financings valued in the millions of dollars. We advise on maritime and logistics contracts and offer ongoing counsel on restructuring as well as in mergers and acquisitions involving foreign and domestic maritime-related assets. We also provide advice on vessel sale and purchase matters.
The Aviation arm of this group 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.
Attorneys within this practice area are involved in a wide range of aviation related activity including supporting and coordinating local aspects of airline operations, providing advice on best structures for aircraft ownership based on the requirements of financing parties and providing opinions on companies’ participation in finance lease structures. We aim to provide seamless service to the aviation clients with onshore and offshore requirements and to be in the position to assist clients with all of their aviation needs.
Our attorneys are able to counsel clients in connection with:
Attorneys within the practice group recently contributed to the new and expanded Global Aviation Resource Index (GARI). GARI is an online tool which both scores and allows users to compare aircraft related repossession rights, deregistration rights and restructuring procedures in 100 jurisdictions around the world.