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WFW advises BW on US$210m Japanese Operating Lease Financing for “BW Lesmes”7 April 2021

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised BW Group Limited (“BW”), one of the world’s leading maritime groups in the tanker, gas and offshore sector, on the US$210m Japanese Operating Lease financing in respect of a 174,000-cbm LNG carrier newbuilding, “BW Lesmes”. Named after the late LNG trading pioneer Luis Lesmes, “BW Lesmes” is a versatile vessel, equipped with technology enabling the lowest possible emissions for an LNG carrier.

The WFW Hong Kong team advising BW on the transaction was led by Hong Kong Office Head and Finance Partner Madeline Leong, supported by Counsel Valerie Lee and Associate Varian Koh.

Madeline commented: “We are delighted to have supported BW on this important transaction, demonstrating our technical expertise in the Japanese Operating Lease space”.

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