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Well known and highly respected in the international shipping community, MFB has a wealth of legal knowledge and extensive experience in shipping, arbitration, insurance and international trade.

MFB has more maritime lawyers under one roof than almost anywhere else in the City of London, covering the maritime sector from every angle. This collective expertise, shared knowledge and passion for the industry means that not only do we understand the legal intricacies of this sector but that we also have a deep appreciation for its unique challenges and opportunities. With that knowledge and insight, we are ideally placed to deliver tailored, bespoke solutions to align contract terms with business needs and objectives. Our highly experienced team, working alongside our global network of local experts, routinely advises on:

  • ship and yacht finance, construction and sale & purchase (click here and here)

  • maritime mergers and acquisitions and MBOs

  • cross-border joint ventures/shareholder agreements

  • finance - private equity, sale & leaseback and letters of credit

  • international security-taking including vessel mortgages, assignments and share pledges

  • agency, supply, distribution and other trade agreements

  • group restructure, insolvencies and share capital reorganisations

  • process agencies

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your business in an ever-evolving trading landscape. We cater to a diverse range of clients including:

  • shipping and maritime companies / entrepreneurs

  • banks and marine insurance companies

  • logistics and supply chain providers

  • freight forwarders

  • importers and exporters

  • single and multi-modal transportation companies

Whether the project is big or small, we aim to deliver timely advice that is tailored to your needs.

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