What the team is known for
Norton Rose Fulbright is an outstanding shipping practice with significant global presence across Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as a respected shipping group in South Africa. The law firm offers:
• Particularly impressive expertise advising on global ship financing matters.
• Additional familiarity handling contentious issues, such as shipping company insolvencies, shipping-related white-collar fraud cases and a variety of marine insurance claims.
• Experience acting for an array of clients including owners, operators, financial institutions and insurers from across the globe.
Market commentators highlight Norton Rose Fulbright as "outstanding" and "a pleasure to work with."
In reference to handling cross-border work, one client comments: "In addition to their own knowledge of certain cross-border matters they have easy access to their colleagues abroad," with another adding: "Norton Rose Fulbright have very strong coordination and it is all smooth."
Singapore-based Ben Rose
is highly regarded for his experience advising financial institutions and shipping companies on a wide range of international shipping finance matters.
New York-based Brian Devine
demonstrates considerable expertise in handling complex, multi-jurisdictional maritime matters. Impressed sources report: "His work is consistently excellent."
splits his time between Monaco and Athens and advises clients on a full spectrum of complex transactional matters. He is highlighted as "one of the best law professionals in Greece for shipping finance"
by market sources, who also praise him for being "very experienced and well connected."
London-based Harry Theochari
enjoys an excellent reputation for his extensive experience advising leading clients on international shipping finance matters.
co-heads Norton Rose Fulbright's global shipping group and is widely respected for his considerable experience in the market. He often handles leasing and financing matters on behalf of shipping companies and banks.