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Addleshaw Goddard LLP

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2 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded for its work with a range of clients including banks, ship owners and operators. Noted for strong capability in shipbuilding contracts, ship registration and vessel sale and purchase. Additionally recognised for expertise in offshore operations in the Caspian Sea. Frequently handles ship finance matters for both borrowers and lenders.

Strengths

One client says: "They have been very impressive and they've got depth to them, and that really helps us."

"They have such a high depth of knowledge that has been built up over a number of years, and they are really excellent," according to sources.

Work highlights

Advised Caspian Marine Services on the sale of two oil tankers to Turkish buyers by an affiliate of the Azerbaijan State Shipping Company.

Notable practitioners

Alan Shanks is a ship finance practitioner who frequently advises businesses operating in the Middle East and the Caspian region. He also handles corporate work including transactions for ship-owning companies and the creation of joint ventures.
"He is very sensible to deal with." "He is very much a trusted adviser. He can also do the work as well as talking the talk. He is solutions-driven, and where we’ve been up against quite difficult obstacles we have found good solutions to the issues."

Edward Watt 's practice covers complex commercial and transactional shipping instructions including the sale, purchase and registration of commercial vessels, commercial agreements and tender negotiations for major projects, shipbuilding contracts and advising banks on marine assets.
"He is excellent, very thorough and knowledgeable and, most importantly, very good to work with. He is a tremendous support and provides a great level of service."

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Overview

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https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/sectors/transport/shipping/

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Addleshaw Goddard LLP

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Department location

Exchange Tower

19 Canning Street

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8EH

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Alan Shanks
Band 2
Edward Watt
Band 1