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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.

Lead Sponsor

Established in 1978, Trident Trust is a leading independent corporate, fiduciary and fund administrator, employing over 950 staff across a global footprint that spans Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. The Group provides services to professional advisers (lawyers and accountants) and other qualified intermediaries, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients, family offices and international businesses, who rely on our worldwide presence, local knowledge and our core values of reliability, responsiveness, attention to detail and personal service.
Trident Trust Marine Services offer a comprehensive range of services for the commercial vessel and luxury yacht sectors, including registration, payroll and human resources services, accounting support and administration of the ownership structures of vessels.
Our global marine capabilities are delivered though several key hubs across the Americas, Caribbean and Europe, supported by a dedicated marine services team in Guernsey.

 Guernsey: the core of our marine services team, specialises in marine HR, employment and payroll services.
 London: our global hub for all private and corporate client liaison, on hand for any private clients & key intermediaries when needed.
 Caribbean & Americas: access to key vessel registration jurisdictions, corporate structuring and local on-the-ground administration personnel.
 Cyprus: specialist ship management hub: formation and administration of multi-jurisdictional corporate structures for vessel ownership and/or chartering.
 Malta: leading European jurisdiction: ship registration, leasing structure administration.

Sponsors

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.
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
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.
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