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Reed Smith LLP

Asset Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable shipping practice that works with private equity funds and financial institutions on offshore and shipping finance matters. Offers expertise in areas including shipbuilding-related financing issues and loan portfolio transactions. Also noted for its work with alternative credit providers. Maintains a global practice, with a network of offices in Singapore, Germany, New York and Hong Kong.

Strengths

One source remarks: "They are straightforward, efficient, solution-minded and make complicated transactions pragmatic."

Commentators say: "Their knowledge of their sector and their ability to cover the full extent of the space is impressive."

Clients add: "They exceed expectations for client service, attention and focus from senior lawyers, and entrepreneurialism with respect to finding solutions to issues."

Notable practitioners

Philip Rymer specialises in shipping finance and has a wealth of experience instructing lenders, owners and investors on shipping transactions. He advises on matters such as vessel acquisitions and sales and tanker chartering.
"Philip Rymer is efficient and solution-minded."

Rob Wilkins co-chairs the transportation group at the firm. He demonstrates an impressive portfolio of transactional shipping work including large restructurings and M&A.
"He is very commercial and astute. He has very good, hands-on knowledge."

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Asset Finance: Shipping Finance


Philip Rymer
Band 3
Rob Wilkins
Band 3