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Watson Farley & Williams LLP


+44 (0)2078 148 000


+44 (0)2078 148 141




15 Appold Street
Greater London
United Kingdom


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Christina Howard

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An international law firm with extensive experience in the maritime industry


Watson Farley & Williams has been serving clients in the maritime sector for over 30 years.  We have long been recognised as pre-eminent in the industry with one of the largest dedicated maritime legal practices operating across 14 offices globally.  Our lawyers build long-standing relationships and deliver integrated advice on all aspects of domestic and international maritime transactions. Our work spans wet and dry bulk, containers, container boxes, cruise, yachts and ferries as well as offshore oil & gas assets, LNG, ports, logistics and offshore wind. 

Delivering practical, commercial advice to banks, financial institutions, private investors, owners and operators, arrangers, government and inter-governmental agencies, yards, insurers, P&I clubs, consultants and other intermediaries, the firm’s intimate knowledge of all the major maritime markets, coupled with a stellar reputation for international financial expertise and a commercial approach, attracts wide respect across the sector.


WFW provides integrated cross-border advice on the key legal issues relevant to the maritime sector, advising in relation to: finance (including ECA lending and debt capital markets), corporate (including private equity, M&A, joint ventures and restructurings), commercial contracts (including charter parties, shipbuilding and off shore construction arrangements), dispute resolution, employment and immigration, tax and regulatory.

Able to advise on: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Singaporean, Thai, Hong Kong, New York, Liberian, Vanuatu and Marshall Islands law. 

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