Andrew Baird is a Partner in the Asset Finance Group and Dubai Office Head. Andrew has a wealth of experience in cross-border asset and project finance, with particular emphasis on the marine transportation and offshore sectors. He has acted on loan transactions, leasing transactions and structured and project finance-based transactions. He also represents shipping companies on non-contentious commercial shipping matters, including sale and purchase, newbuilding contracts and resales, transaction joint ventures and strategic alliances. Another key practice areas is Islamic finance; Andrew acts on a wide range of transactions for banks and owners of assets of all classes.