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Shipping and offshore finance


Meet the team

Our London shipping and offshore finance team advises a range of clients on the full spectrum of international shipping finance, including work for banks, lessors, brokers, owners and operators of offshore and sub-sea installations, oil majors, LNG operators, shipbuilders and repairers, container shippers and cruise ship and super yacht owners and operators.

“Norton Rose Fulbright is absolutely fantastic - the lawyers are experts in their fields.” Chambers UK, 2016

Our knowledge encompasses shipping finance, mergers and acquisitions, competition and regulation, infrastructure, energy and shipping litigation. We advise on the full range of shipping and offshore matters, from complex tax lease structures to anti-competition actions and ship building disputes.

As part of our global shipping finance team, our lawyers operate from offices across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, pioneering the development of many cutting edge financial products across the globe.

Our areas of work include

  • capital markets
  • IPOs
  • mortgage lending
  • negotiation of shipbuilding contracts, charters and shipping pools
  • port financing
  • purchase, registration and disposal of ships and shipping companies
  • ship-secured and unsecured loan financing
  • structured finance (including tax-leveraged financing products, securitisation and cross-border leasing).