Kavita is a Partner in the Asset Finance Group.
Kavita specialises in international, structured, asset and project finance and leasing transactions in the maritime sector.
She acts for a number of financial institutions and international corporations as well as shipping companies.
Kavita has a wide range of experience including the structuring of shipping finance, lease and other credit-wrapped structures, export credit backed products and project financing transactions involving a variety of maritime and offshore assets. She has also advised on the sale and/or purchase of portfolios of performing and non-performing shipping loans.
Kavita joined WFW in 2001 and has spent time in the firm’s Singapore, Paris and Athens offices, as well as on secondment with Lloyds TSB Bank in the shipping section of the Structured Asset Finance department.
She is recommended as an expert shipping finance lawyer by legal directories Legal 500 UK and IFLR 1000, the former of which described her in 2018-19 as “attentive, methodical and user-friendly”.
- Advising two major private equity investors on the purchase of a circa US$240m portfolio of shipping loans from Commerzbank.
- WFW advises Citibank and Nordea on ECA backed loan restatement resulting from Euronav/Gener8 merger and the sale of six VLCCs to International Seaways,
- Norstar finances acquisition of two LR1 vessels with US$32m facility from WFW-advised CIT Maritime Finance.
- WFW advises Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on a US$239,600,000 term loan facility.