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WFW triumph with six Marine Money ‘Deal of the Year’ Awards24 April 2020

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Prestigious maritime publication Marine Money has once more recognised Watson Farley & Williams’ (“WFW”) leading role advising the shipping industry, naming six deals the firm advised on ‘Deal Of The Year 2020’, including the Editor’s Choice Award for advising CA-CIB and lender group on the US$190m senior secured debt facility for Fleetscape, led by Partner Alexandra Michalopoulos.

The firm’s wins in full were:

ECA – East: CMBFL YS$193.1m KEXIM supported financing;
Institutional Debt: Teekay Corp US$250m senior secured notes;
Leasing – West: Stolt-Nielsen/CMBFL US$415.6m sale and leaseback of 20 chemical tankers;
Leasing – East: BoComm Leasing US$185.2m JOLCO;
Project Finance: SCF Group & NYK Line US$176m non-recourse credit facility; and
Editor’s Choice: Fleetscape US$190m senior secured debt facility.

Global Sector Head Lindsey Keeble commented: “I am delighted that once again WFW has been recognised for its leading role in some of the maritime sector’s most prominent deals. These high profile awards further reinforce our standing as the world’s leading maritime practice”.

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