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Watson Farley & Williams

Shipping (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Impressive shipping finance team, regularly handling high-value transactions for a range of leading financial institutions, leasing firms and ship owners. Especially well versed in sophisticated transactions such as sale and leaseback deals, debt restructurings, syndicated loans and Japanese Operating Leases. Counts prominent Chinese and global entities among its clientele, acting on a host of cross-border deals spanning Africa, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Increased capabilities in Chinese matters involving Greek elements.

Strengths

"The lawyers are professional," says one client who recognises the group's valuable assistance and highlights its ability to "provide high-quality work."

Another client is impressed by the "excellent cooperation" with the group and its global network, adding: "In terms of capacity and effectiveness we are very happy."

Notable practitioners

Christoforos Bisbikos has over 14 years of experience in handling cross-border shipping finance mandates, especially in relation to Europe. One client highlights his "good commercial sense" and endorses his ability to "always give advice on both the business and legal sides."

Madeline Leong is a market-leading practitioner who enjoys a solid reputation in the field of shipping finance. She is frequently sought out by leasing firms and international banks for cross-border mandates in relation to sale and leaseback transactions, syndicated loans and Japanese Operating Leases.

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Shipping (International Firms) Department

Watson Farley & Williams

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Suites 4610-4619, Jardine House

1 Connaught Place

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

WFW advises Nordea on Exmar LPG US$310m loan facility

Authors: Daniel Rodgers, Michael O'Donnell, Nigel Willis, Charlotte Humphreys, Dean Young, Marco Kong, Ace Pawlikowski

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Shipping: Finance (International Firms)


Christoforos Bisbikos
Band 2
Madeline Leong
Band 1