The global shipping and offshore sectors have experienced profound challenges in recent years with the result that many stakeholders have been forced to restructure the way they finance, manage and operate their fleets. At the same time, as the availability of traditional debt finance has diminished, new types of capital provider have entered the market bringing with them new ideas on how shipping can navigate through the difficult economic waters and look confidently to the horizon. We have recognised expertise and experience in assisting owners, financiers and investors in understanding the complexities of maritime law both in the context of distressed situations (involving enforcement of security and potential insolvency risks) and opportunistic investments (seeking to take advantage of market opportunities).
Since the global economic downturn in 2008, Matt Hannaford, Tony Price and Owen McHugh have worked with owners, financiers, investors, and administrators in some of the largest and most complex restructurings in the maritime sector.
For more information or for an informal conversation about how we might be able to help you, please contact Matt Hannaford or Owen McHugh.