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Birds eye view of storage containers at docks

Shipping

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

blurred lights in a tunnel

Publications: 02 February 2023

Podcast: Sanctions outlook 2023

Sanctions began dominating the headlines again in 2022. Largely, reports focused on the ongoing sanctions targeting Russia. As we look ahead to 2023, Russia remains a target. Other countries (such as…

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Cityscape

Publications: 25 January 2023

Tackling foreign subsidies: new EU rules enter into force

On 12 January 2023, the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) entered into force. The FSR will have a significant impact on and create new obligations for parties that are participating in…

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Ships in port

News: 29 November 2022

A&O advises Abu Dhabi Ports Group on the acquisition of Noatum

Allen & Overy has advised Abu Dhabi Ports Group on its acquisition of Spanish logistics firm Noatum for AED2.5 billion (USD681 million). The acquisition propels AD Ports Group to one of the most…

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Publications: 03 November 2022

Decarbonising transportation requires collaboration and regulatory reform

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.

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