Cozen O'Connor

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Strong group noted for advising vessel owners and operators, as well as financial institutions and investors, on a host of shipping finance issues. Regularly acts on issues involving leasing transactions, credit facilities, maritime M&A and restructuring. Boasts US flag shipping expertise, including guaranteed loans and Jones Act issues. Further noted for competencies in Marshall Islands and Liberian law.

Strengths Sources say: "They perform well and deliver on time."

Work highlights Acted as special New York maritime counsel and Marshall Islands counsel to Navios South American Logistics and Navios Logistics Finance, in connection with a $100 million term loan to refinance the acquisition of five vessels.

Notable practitioners

Anne Mickey represents clients operating across the maritime space ranging from bulk carriers to fishing vessel owners and passenger ferry operators. She has experience advising on cabotage and citizenship requirements for US flag transactions.

Geoffrey Ferrer is "service-minded and efficient" according to sources. He handles shipping finance matters for a range of owner, operator and financial institution clients.