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Ian is a partner and head of our ship finance group. He is an expert in the asset finance sector, specialising in ship, offshore and superyacht finance. Ian has broad experience of various financing transactions, from conventional debt, private equity and Islamic finance to leasing and restructuring. Ian is recognised in the Chambers UK 2022 guide as a notable practitioner.

Ian has a wealth of experience in complex financing structures, including export credit backed new building financings, financing of receivables pursuant to pool agreement, seller's credit transactions, Islamic financings and sale and lease back transactions. He has led teams involved in the disposal and acquisition of loan portfolios for a number of high profile financial institutions.

Ian acts for financial institutions, ship-owners and operators, joint ventures, funds, private equity groups and shipbuilders in a variety of transaction types, which allows him to anticipate the issues that his counterparts will raise and enable him to offer commercial solutions.

Highly regarded by his clients, Ian is commended for being sharp, quick on his feet, well prepared and able to argue any case clearly and convincingly. He has also contributed to the fourth edition of the leading ship finance industry handbook, Shipping Finance.

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Asset Finance: Shipping Finance - UK-wide
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Band 2

Ian Mace regularly works with financial institutions and ship owners on large transactions, including the sale and leaseback of oil tankers and vessels. He heads the global ship finance group at the firm.

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