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Watson Farley & Williams

Shipping

6 ranked lawyersBand 1SingaporeGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent shipping finance practice with an outstanding bench of experienced lawyers. Handles the full range of finance matters, advising international banks and shipping companies on sale and leaseback transactions, sale and purchase agreements, restructuring and offshore transactions. Particular expertise in the financing of vessels involved in the offshore oil and gas industry, including FPSOs and LNG carriers. Offers notable expertise on JOLCO lending structures.

Foreign desks

Advises on a wide range of maritime corporate and transport matters for international and Korean lenders, South Korean government entities and leading ship owning and operating companies. A popular choice of counsel for banking clients. The firm is also renowned for its Malaysian desk, where it advises offshore oil and gas companies and international banks on shipping litigation and finance matters.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Nimmo is lauded by one impressed client for his "specialist sector knowledge of the FPSO space, which is hard to find and makes him the standout name in the market. He understands the commercial realities of the projects, and his experience in terms of both the commercial contracts and finance angle on offshore projects is very valuable." He regularly acts for Malaysia-based clients on ship finance mandates.

Mehraab Nazir is labelled a "great team player who is fast to respond" by clients. He acts for several international lenders and is best known for his expertise in JOLCO lending structures. Clients also report: "He has good knowledge on lease structures and has worked on some complex deals."

Goh Mei Lin has well-established experience in the area of ship finance and refinancing, acting for an impressive array of multinational lenders. She is highly recommended by clients, with one reporting: "She has a vast network in the shipping community and abroad in Korea. She has been engaged in some deals with us and we have found she is great at managing clients' expectations."

Simon Petch enjoys a solid reputation and attracts extensive praise from clients, with one noting: "When we have transactions with a very tight timeframe, he will go the extra mile. He is commercially savvy and will find the middle way when things get bent out of shape." He regularly acts for international banks on a range of shipping transactions, from financings to sale and leaseback deals.

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Shipping Department

Watson Farley & Williams

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6 Battery Road #28-00

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

049909

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Singapore

Shipping


Andrew Nimmo
Foreign expert for Malaysia
Mei Lin Goh
Foreign expert for South Korea

Shipping: International: Finance


Andrew Nimmo
Band 2
Mehraab Nazir
Band 3
Mei Lin Goh
Band 1
Simon Petch
Band 2