New niche law firm for superyacht finance

New niche law firm for superyacht finance

Pawel Wysocki and Fergal Quinn from Hill Dickinson and Ed Woollam of Campbell Johnson Clark have launched a new boutique law firm with a marine and aviation offering. WQW Ltd (Wysocki Quinn Woollam) advises on the acquisition and financing of

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Dr Silvana Zammit

Dr Silvana Zammit

Partner – Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates E: szammit@cclex.com T:  +356 2205 6200 W: www.chetcuticauchi.com/home   What sort of clients do you advise? Our clientele includes ship owners, financiers, ship yards, brokers, other firms and a large base of yacht owners. We assist

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Congresswoman Frankel’s fight to sell foreign flagged yachts in Florida

Congresswoman Frankel’s fight to sell foreign flagged yachts in Florida

It takes a brave politician to stand up and argue for yacht owners. But Lois Frankel, US representative for Florida’s 22nd district is not worried. “The yacht industry is about jobs. We are talking about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs,” says

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Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk are joining law firm Ince & Co in London. “We are delighted to welcome Duncan and Siobhan to the firm. Their arrival in London builds on our established superyacht transactional capability in the UK, France

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Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Chris Kidd discusses the case of Swallowfalls Ltd v. Monaco Yachting & Technologies S.A.M. & Anor.  In a decision relevant to both buyers and builders of yachts, the English Court of Appeal considered whether a loan for the construction of a

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Keystone Law lands leading Marine and Shipping expert

Keystone Law lands leading Marine and Shipping expert

Keystone Law has announced the arrival of Simon Murfitt as a new addition to the firm’s Asset Finance team. Simon focuses on all aspects of banking and finance, with a particular emphasis on asset, project, structured and trade finance. His

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New Bill aims to open up US sales for foreign-flagged yachts

New Bill aims to open up US sales for foreign-flagged yachts

In November Congresswoman Lois Frankel plans to introduce legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to purchase foreign-flagged yachts while in U.S. waters without paying a costly import duty prior to the sale. Congresswoman Frankel made the announcement during a Florida

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Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Tim Schommer, Ince & Co, explains a buyer’s freedom to choose English or German law when building a yacht in Germany.  Photo: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany  Newbuild contracts for yachts are often subject to English law, which is commonly chosen

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The risks of over insurance: M/Y GALATEA

The risks of over insurance: M/Y GALATEA

Andrew Spyrou, Holman Fenwick Willan, considers the recent case of Riva’s M/Y GALATEA, which was destroyed by fire in an Athens Marina.  The owners sought €13 million from the insurers of the vessel as she was a constructive total loss, but

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Holman Fenwick Willan hires new asset finance partner

Holman Fenwick Willan hires new asset finance partner

Holman Fenwick Willan has hired Stephen Marais a Partner in the corporate finance department. Marais joined the London office on 5th October 2015 from Ince & Co. He specialises in banking and asset finance and has predominantly acted on ship

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