Shanghai-based CMBFL provides financial leasing solutions to large, medium and small businesses across China. It is a subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, the first share-holding commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities in China.
With our bench strength, experience and international presence, we are strongly placed to advise on every aspect of commercial shipping across all maritime classes.
Our highly experienced team provides commercial and regulatory advice for stakeholders in all maritime classes including tankers, bulk-carriers, gas carriers (LNG, LPG), offshore units, supply and support vessels as well as specialised areas such as ferries, cruise ships and seismic surveying.
With a reputation for a commercially aware, practical approach, our lawyers cover the whole gamut of commercial shipping requirements including newbuilding contracts, sale & purchase contracts, chartering, supply, service and installation and regulatory and sanctions advice (from IMO compliance issues to recycling and establishment of NGOs).
We are recognised industry leaders in current complex issues such as sanctions, scrubbers (purchase, sale, installation and financing) and other bespoke contractual arrangements.
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Under this joint venture, ZEABORN and MPC will combine their global activities for the chartering and commercial management of 160 container and bulk carriers.
This first briefing looks at ways in which a lease can in some respects be potentially more favourable to a creditor who is also a lessor as compared with the position of a secured lender.