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At MFB we excel in navigating the complex waters of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the maritime, logistics and transportation sectors. With a dedicated team, we specialise in providing strategic legal counsel for the successful and smooth completion of transactions concerning assets, businesses and shares within the maritime and transportation / logistics industry.

What Sets Us Apart?

Navigating the intricate landscape of maritime M&A requires a deep understanding of both legal intricacies and industry-specific challenges. At MFB we offer:

Specialised Knowledge: Our team possesses extensive knowledge and experience of international maritime transactions, gained over many years in practice and enabling us to address industry-specific challenges and opportunities.

Deal Structuring: We specialise in crafting creative and efficient deal structures to maximise value for our clients.

Due Diligence: We can undertake a rigorous examination of legal, financial, and operational aspects of the underlying business to ensure comprehensive risk assessment and informed decision-making.

Regulatory Compliance: We can navigate the maritime regulatory environment to facilitate smooth transactions.

Negotiation Skills: Our lawyers are seasoned negotiators dedicated to securing favourable terms for our clients.

Why Choose MFB?

Industry Insight

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.

Proactive Approach

We take a proactive, strategic and collaborative approach to each transaction. Our team works closely with clients to understand their objectives, ensuring that the transaction process aligns seamlessly with their overall business strategy.


At MFB, we measure our success by the success of our clients. Our commitment is to deliver results by facilitating seamless transactions that contribute to the growth and success of our clients.


  • Advising a global transportation company on the acquisition (and subsequent disposal) of a national road-haulage company and numerous small cap acquisitions of port agencies in Europe and Scandinavia.

  • Advising a major middle-eastern shipping company on the sale of the shares of a vessel-owning company as part of a multi-million dollar claim settlement.

  • Advising on the disposal of a non-core insurance business for one of the largest marine insurance companies in London.

  • Advising on the acquisition of containership feeder vessels for a UK venture capital fund.

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