Stephenson Harwood LLP

Shipping Department

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What the team is known for Focused asset finance practice popular among international lenders on the refinancing of shipping sector debt. Frequently acts for domestic and foreign banks on ship finance mandates, including syndicated loans. Leverages capabilities in both English and Greek law to offer support on all aspects of global loan transactions, being particularly active on mandates involving Turkish clients. Collaborates with other offices within the firm's network to advise on cross-border mandates.

Strengths Sources recognise the team's "punctuality and ability to find creative solutions."

Other clients are quick to point out the lawyers' "flexibility, expertise and quick responses."

Notable practitioners

Chris Vartzis
advises clients on all stages of shipping finance transactions. He regularly acts on cross-border mandates involving Turkey, and clients outline his "out-of-the-box thinking."

Clients depict
Nigel Bowen-Morris
as "always available and very commercial," adding praise for his "excellent understanding." He acts for clients in vessel acquisition finance, refinancings and loan facility transactions.