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Based on 30 years’ experience of handling marquee transactions, our expert advice helps companies succeed in this thriving segment of the maritime industry.

Cruise remains a growing segment in the maritime industry: newbuild orders are high and cruise companies enjoy good access to ECA finance and support. Our specialist team continues to handle some of the most important, high profile transactions in the industry.

In addition to finance, corporate, commercial, tax, employment, regulatory and dispute resolution expertise, our exceptional knowledge of the maritime world helps us add commercial value for our clients. We work across the board, from start-up companies entering the market, joint ventures exploring new opportunities, for large established cruise brands expanding their fleets as well as financiers and other key stakeholders.

Having advised on the majority of the cruise projects in the market, our team has recognised depth and strength and the ability to advise on bespoke commercial and operating agreements in this niche area.



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    Collective Action

    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.

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    A Greener Voyage: Navigating Emissions Trading Schemes for the maritime sector

    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.

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