Emily Widdrington is a partner in the Assets and structured Finance group.
Emily specialises in shipping finance with over 12 years’ experience advising and acting for banks and ship owners on loan and security documentation. Her experience ranges from advising on high-value ECA-backed financings to loan agreements involving sustainability-linked margin adjustments. She is named as a Key Lawyer at the firm in the Transport Finance and Leasing category by Legal 500.
Emily joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2008 and qualified into the Asset Finance group in London in 2010. Since joining she has spent time in the firm’s Singapore and Paris offices and has been on two client secondments, the first with an international bank in Norway and the second with a ship owner in Geneva.
- Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB), SACE S.p.A. and a syndicate of banks on the delivery of the cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer.
- Advising Crédit Agricole and SACE on loan facility of up to circa US$498m to fund the construction of a 754 passenger cruise vessel.
- Advising Nordea Bank on upsizing of a US$355 million loan facility to Exmar LPG BVBA, a joint venture between Exmar and Teekay Corporation.
- Advising General Maritime Corporation (Genmar) on its recent merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers, which will create one of the world’s largest owners of very large crude carriers (VLCCs).