What the team is known for
Stephenson Harwood is a respected global practice with significant presence across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in the Middle East. The law firm offers:
• Pre-eminent expertise in ship finance and an impressive ability to handle contentious matters.
• Significant experience acting for a mix of banks, insurers and ship builders, owners and operators on matters ranging from debt refinancing to offshore drilling contracts.
• Considerable aptitude for both wet and dry shipping mandates.
Market sources remark: "They are really good at what they do," with others adding: "The team are highly dedicated, efficient and go the extra mile to deliver despite tight deadlines."
Paris-based Alain Gautron
is well regarded in the market for his expertise in shipping finance matters, particularly French tax lease financing. He is praised as "a top-notch specialist in maritime financing"
by market commentators.
Singapore-based Gregg Johnston
is highly regarded for his expertise in the shipping finance sector, frequently acting on behalf of international ship owners and lenders.
is based in Singapore and recognised for his strength acting for banks and financial institutions on complex shipping financing issues. A client reports: "He knows our company, the industry and our competitors very well. He goes above and beyond."
Piraeus-based Nigel Bowen-Morris
is well regarded in the Greek market and internationally for his experience advising banks and lenders on shipping financing matters.