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Strong bench with significant experience advising on a range of shipping finance. Especially strong practice in the LNG shipping and offshore oil and gas sectors but also experienced advising on financing for conventional and bulk vessels. Often acts for owners, sponsors, charterers, investment banks and export credit agencies. Also has experience advising clients in the shipping industry on financial restructurings.
A client says: "In ship financing matters, we would consider Clifford Chance to be one of our preferred legal partners based on the quality of work they have provided when working with us on shipping finance facilities."
Advised ABN AMRO Bank, Clifford Capital, ING Bank and Natixis as mandated lead arrangers on the USD700 million financing for the conversion of the LNG carrier 'Gimi' into an FLNG vessel.
Kate Sherrard in Singapore is a key point of contact.