Well-known maritime disputes expert Mike Phillips has joined the firm as a Partner in London. He moves from Stephenson Harwood, where he has been a partner for 12 years.
Our LNG experts across the world deliver a seamless and consistent service to companies trading in this international marketplace.
In our role as legal advisers to the whole maritime sector, we’ve seen the LNG market evolve from traditional point-to-point trade to full integration with the entire upstream, midstream and downstream supply chain. As the LNG sector has matured, we have acquired a thorough understanding of its global interdependencies, interactions and business drivers.
Drawing on this unrivalled experience, we provide commercial, market-savvy advice to industry participants and financiers active in LNG liquefaction, LNG trade and transportation and regasification. We advise on finance, project development, sale and purchase, shipbuilding and commercial contracts, leases and charters, corporate, tax, employment and competition/regulatory law, as well as dispute resolution.
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Italy Partner Furio Samela has written a feature piece on Italy's shipping finance market for online Italian magazine Shipping Italy as part of the publication's overview of the industry over past year.
The loan facility refinanced two existing loan facilities secured on a number of LPG vessels and provides working capital to the owner. It is secured on 11 LPG vessels registered on Belgian flag.