Corporate and M&A Partners Daniel Saunders and Mark Tooke, in a feature article for Bunkerspot, discuss the increase in M&A, joint venture and direct investment activity in maritime technology from investors both within and outside of the maritime industry.
As one of the world’s leading container practices, we engage with all aspects of single and multi-modal logistics.
Our specialist logistics and container lawyers advise on all business issues that arise from land, sea and air transportation, plus the sale, purchase and delivery of goods. We routinely advise financing and leasing, corporate (including structuring and M&A), commercial contracts, taxation and management in this niche industry.
Shippers, freight forwarders and owners and operators of shipping assets seek our advice on the sale and purchase of containers, freight forwarding agreements, container interchange agreements, standard terms of service, billing and collection agreements, bills of lading, sales agency agreements, insurance, reinsurance, environmental and regulatory issues.
In addition, we regularly act for banks and financial institutions, leasing companies and ship owners on the financing solutions for containers ranging from secured loans and operating and finance leases, to structured finance products.
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As the reduction in carbon emissions becomes an increasing international priority, managing emissions in the maritime sector is particularly under the spotlight. This article explains how the EU emissions trading scheme is expected to apply to the shipping industry, the current status of the UK emissions trading scheme and the legal and commercial issues that may arise.
This is GSL’s first sale and leaseback transaction, with the US$14,375,000 being made available to GSL under the sale and five-year capital leaseback.