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HFW


Having served the world’s shipping industry since 1883, we are universally regarded as one of the world’s leading shipping law firms and the expertise, experience and reputation earned in this industry is carried into our yacht practice. We benefit from having the ability to adapt and apply our commercial shipping expertise to the particular demands of the yachting industry and this, combined with the fact that we have been doing so for the past 25 years, puts us in an unrivalled position in terms of yacht experience. We recognise that the industry is driven by a small group of high and ultra high net worth individuals whose acquisition of a yacht and the drivers for doing so are usually quite separate to any business activities they may undertake and where issues of discretion and confidentiality are often of paramount importance.

We can help with:
• Construction and refit.
• Sale and purchase.
• Design contracts and intellectual property issues.
• Ownership structures.
• VAT and tax issues.
• Finance and leasing.
• Restructuring for owners, banks and builders.
• Management and crewing.
• Chartering.
• Berths.
• Dispute resolution.
• 24 hour casualty and emergency response.
• Security.
• Insurance.
• Health, safety and regulatory compliance.

Sponsors

Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay


Profile coming soon.

BNP Paribas


With more than 1,400 employees and a presence in Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Lugano, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA is a leading European bank in Switzerland for corporates, institutions and private clients.

Active in Switzerland since 1872, we strive for long term development with a clear strategy for each business line:

•To be the preferred partner of Corporates and Institutions, supporting them in their development both in Europe and beyond with our “One Bank for Corporates” initiative.
•To be a leader in Wealth Management in terms of expertise and service for private clients and entrepreneurs.
•To be a reference for commodity finance thanks to our “Specialized Trade Solutions” dedicated to historical clients who share our values and to Group’s Corporate clients in Europe.

The BNP Paribas Group integrated model enables us to offer our clients the financial stability of a leading bank in Europe with international reach and its wide range of products and investment.

By developing long-term close working relationships with our clients, we aspire to contribute to sustainable, responsible growth.

Cayman Registry



The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (Cayman Registry) is listed as a Category 1 British Registry within the Red Ensign Group. The Registry is considered to be first class and rated as one of the top flags in the world by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

The Cayman Registry is white-listed and has qualified for “Low Risk” status within the Paris and Tokyo Port State Control Memoranda of Understanding (PSC MOUs) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Qualship 21 Programme, meaning considerably less Port State Control inspections for Cayman-registered vessels.

A division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Maritime), Cayman Registry provides a dynamic environment that supports its clients’ efforts to maximise their respective stakeholders’ interests in global shipping, whilst promoting compliance with international maritime Conventions in the areas of maritime safety and security, environmental protection and the welfare of seafarers. It offers client-focused quality maritime administration and services which include vessel registration, survey and certification, crew compliance, vessel construction supervision and maritime consultancy.

The Cayman Registry’s maintains a head office in the Cayman Islands; regional offices in Southampton, United Kingdom and Singapore; and has representatives in London, Ft. Lauderdale, Australia, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Panama and the Philippines.
For further information, please visit www.cishipping.com or contact us at client.relationships@cishipping.com

GANADO Advocates


GANADO Advocates is a leading commercial law firm with a particular focus on the corporate, financial services and maritime/aviation sectors, predominantly servicing international clients doing business through Malta. The firm also promotes other areas such as tax, pensions, intellectual property, employment and litigation. The firm traces its roots back to the early 1900s, and is today one of Malta’s foremost law practices, consistently ranking as a leading firm in all its core sectors. GANADO Advocates has, over the past decades, contributed directly towards creating and enhancing Malta’s hard-won reputation as a reliable and effective international centre for financial and maritime services.

GANADO Advocates is at the forefront of the local ship registration and ship finance sectors and acts for many major ship owners, yacht and superyacht owners, banks and other financial institutions. The firm has also been strongly involved in the re-drafting of much of the relevant shipping legislation over the years.

One of the GANADO Advocates’ major strengths is the long standing involvement in yacht financing and yacht mortgaging. The firm’s specialist advisers act regularly for yacht financing banks and institutions throughout the world, making GANADO Advocates one of the leading players in the shipping and yachting sectors in Malta.

Oceda


OCEDA is a company made up of yachting experts providing turn-key services including yacht management, agency, technical and brokerage services.

Set in Athens, Greece, the heart of the East Med, with an office in Sarande, Albania and a network of local and international partnerships, our company models itself on the one-to-one approach demonstrated by those who excel in this highly demanding and competitive service sector. The breadth and depth of our resources and expertise enable us to tailor solutions for yachts based throughout the region.

Our vast experience, gathered from our team’s decades in the yachting industry, forms the strong foundation for our services. We provide access to a wide range of high level management and agency services to streamline ownership and charter requirements and seek to provide expert advice and innovative solutions for our clients: owners, charterers, crew, charter managers, family offices and management advisors.

OCEDA operates in an industry devoted to delivering the highest levels of luxury and our goal is to bring order, insight, transparency and focus to every aspect of yacht ownership and charter.

www.oceda.com

Robert Allen Law


Robert Allen Law, with lawyers in Miami, Palm Beach, New York, and Houston, assists U.S. and foreign clients in a wide array of legal activities. The firm has a dynamic practice in international corporate matters including the yachting industry in which it represents market-leading yacht builders, distributors, brokers, maritime lenders and private buyers, sellers, charterers, and other businesses and associations. The firm also assists clients with their business, real estate, tax, and immigration law needs. Robert Allen Law offers fluent support in English, Spanish, and Italian, and a working knowledge of Portuguese.

YACHT ART MANAGEMENT (YAM)



YACHT ART MANAGEMENT (YAM) is the only full-service partner in order to ensure the highest level of arthandling quality on board. Founded in 2016, by Tilman Kriesel (architect and art expert) and Astor Milan Salcedo (artist and interior expert) in Hamburg/ Germany, YAM and its qualified partners are able to master all challenges related to art on superyachts, from ‘nail to nail’.

Just as the superyachts are getting bigger and bigger, so are the art collections on board – at the latest when the value of an art collection on board exceeds the value of a superyacht, handling it is no longer trivial! From transport, insurance, taxes – to installing, climate, vibration, lighting, security, training – placing an exceptional art piece on a superyacht presents unique logistical challenges.

Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors (TKA) is an independent art advisory and an experienced partner in the global art scene. Its long-standing expertise covers everything from expert guidance, brokerage, valuations and the discreet handling of high-value artworks and is specialized on the realisation of one-of-a-kind projects. The firm’s expert stance is thanks in no small part to founder Tilman Kriesel’s familial connection to the prestigious Sprengel Museum Hannover. Today TKA offers extensive project experience, including in the all-encompassing discipline of art management. The team draws on several years of professional expertise in the mega yacht sector.

www.yachtartmanagement.com
www.artadvisors.de

Trident Trust


Founded in 1978, Trident Trust is a leading global independent provider of corporate, trust and fund administration services. We offer a comprehensive range of dedicated services for the international commercial vessel and luxury yacht sectors, including vessel registration, payroll and human resources services, accounting support and administration of the ownership structures of vessels.

Our one-stop service is delivered by experienced specialist professionals in recognised marine jurisdictions, who take pride in delivering a personal, reliable, responsive and accurate service.

Our services include:

• Turnkey outsourced crew payroll administration and human resources services
• Registration of vessels in all major recognised marine registries
• Formation and administration of corporate structures for the ownership and/or chartering of merchant vessels and yachts
• Assistance with jurisdiction-specific yacht leasing structures
• Full vessel administration services, including provision of professional company directors, trustee services, statutory management and representative person services
• VAT registration and filings
• Financial management and reporting

www.tridenttrust.com

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