The financial crisis and its subsequent impact on global economic growth caused shipping volumes to fall sharply and the industry to focus on maintaining cash flow, earnings and volumes.
Survival was the watchword, but now activity has begun to rise with growth fuelled by emerging markets.
Our international Shipping group holds a premier position in the market. Through its experience advising a wide-ranging client base, it brings a rounded approach to transactions. Comprising enterprising lawyers with a track record in shipping from areas such as project finance, asset finance and leasing, capital markets, restructuring, tax, and mergers and acquisitions, we offer clients in the shipping sector a complete legal service.
We are the preferred counsel for a broad range of clients including lenders, banks, lessors, lessees, export credit agencies and shipowners. The range of vessels on which we advise include FPSOs, LNG carriers, drillships, container vessels, chemical tankers, VLCCs and luxury cruise ships.
News and insights
News: 06 December 2023
Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the UAE’s state owned renewable energy business, on its purchase of a 49% stake in the Dogger Bank South (East) and Dogger…
News: 29 November 2023
Azzurra Aeroporti S.p.A. has entered into a new senior secured term loan facility of EUR360 million, expiring in May 2027, with extension options up to January 2029. The purpose of the facility is to…
News: 13 September 2023
Allen & Overy has advised HGV – Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (HGV) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on entering into a long-term strategic partnership…
Publications: 03 November 2022
Getting to Net Zero shipping and aviation is a complex challenge. However industry collaboration, innovation, new regulations and pressure from customers are helping to accelerate progress.