Alexander von Grofe

Alexander von Grofe
Senior Associate



T: +49 40 800 084 0
D: +49 40 800 084 439
M: +49 151 440 48 628

Summary Open

Alexander is a Senior Associate in the Hamburg Banking & Finance group of Watson Farley & Williams. He is qualified as a German lawyer as well as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

Alexander’s focus is on asset finance. He has shipping experience in charterparty disputes and LMAA arbitration proceedings.

Alexander has also developed an expertise in hedging documentation and is familiar with the DRV and ISDA documentation.

Experience Open

    Alexander’s experience includes advising:

    • A French bank in relation to a loan agreement in respect of a loan facility of up to US$182.88m and the delivery of three container vessels built by a Korean shipyard.
    • A German bank in relation to the amendment and restatement of an existing loan agreement in relation to (among others) deferral of interest and principal payment and provision of a working capital facility.
    • A German bank in relation to a settlement agreement to prepay the outstanding loan amount and in relation to the release over the security and discharge of a Marshall Islands mortgage.
    • A Suisse Bank on a loan agreement for the financing of the acquisition costs of two vessels managed by a German ship-owner.
    • A Suisse Bank on the enforcement of mortgages over two vessels through court auction sale and advising on the financing of the acquisition costs of the same vessels Greek ship-owners.
    • Numerous banks (on unrelated transactions) in relation to the restructuring of existing facilities by agreement with their corporate customers.
    • Numerous banks (on unrelated transactions) in relation to defaults under existing loan facilities and restructuring solutions.

Education Open

  • 2006: Admission as Rechtsanwalt to the bar (Qualified Lawyer in Germany)
  • 2003: German University of Administrative Sciences
  • 1996 – 2001: University of Hamburg, Germany: German Law, Commercial and Corporate Law
  • 1998 – 1999: University Aix-Marseille, France: Droit Civil, Droit Maritime, Droit des Relationes Internationales

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