David Metzger

Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5035
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5035
David Metzger

David Metzger

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Biography

David Metzger is a ship finance lawyer based in London.

David advises owners and lenders (including banks, funds and other institutional investors) in a wide variety of ship finance and offshore transactions, including syndicated and structured finance deals, restructurings, refinancings, new building financings and sale and purchase of second-hand vessels.

David has acted on financings for VLCCs, container ships, LNG and general cargo vessels as well as FPSOs and offshore support vessels.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales

David's experience includes acting for:

  • The agent for a syndicate of banks in connection with a revolving credit facility to a large shipping company to refinance the existing indebtedness in respect of its fleet of 31 tanker vessels.
  • A private equity company in connection with two sale and leaseback transactions for a total of eight tankers vessels.
  • The agent for a syndicate of banks in connection with a term loan facility made available to a joint venture set up for the acquisition of a fleet of 6 LNG vessels.
  • A North American investment firm in connection with a term loan facility to an Indonesian shipping company to assist with the acquisition of four oil tankers.
  • The agent on a number of loan facilities to a large shipping company in connection with the recapitalisation of its offshore business.
  • The agent for a syndicate of banks in connection with a term loan facility to the Norwegian holding company of the FPSO business of a large shipping company. 
  • The agents on two separate term loan facilities to a large shipping company in connection with the sale and leaseback of two LNG vessels.
  • The agent for a syndicate of banks in connection with a term loan facility to three SPC borrowers set up by a Turkish investment fund for the acquisition of three second-hand tanker vessels.
  • The agents on three separate bridge loan facilities to a large shipping company to assist the company to finance the acquisition of 12 second-hand tankers vessels.
  • The agent for a syndicate of banks in connection with a term loan facility to a large shipping company to assist it with the pre- and post-delivery financing six ultra long-distance towing and anchor handling vessels.