概览

本行在香港提供法律服务的历史长达一百五十余年,是少数几家配有专门航运业务团队的国际律师行之一。本行提供全方位的海商法律服务,尤以船舶融资及航运业务见长。我们的办事处遍及美洲、欧洲、亚洲及中东,兼具当地法律知识及全球法律服务能力。同时,凭借船舶融资业务团队60余年的深厚经验,我们当之无愧地成为航运界的“首选”律师行。

在船舶融资市场声誉卓著

本行航运业务团队业绩斐然,屡获殊荣。2016年,我们获《钱伯斯亚太》评为“船舶融资领域的专家”。2008年至今,我们连续数年雄踞各大国际权威法律名录的顶级排名榜单,彰显了我们的雄厚实力。在中国及亚洲地区,我们于2015年被《中国法律商务》评为“最佳航运及海商法国际律师行”,并在2015年Seatrade亚洲海事大奖会上摘得“船舶融资大奖”。

航运业务范围

  • 船舶融资。向众多全球领先的贷款机构及租赁公司就其融资交易提供法律服务,包括船舶的租约起草、买卖及注册事宜。 
  • 液化天然气(LNG)运输。常年协助项目发起人处理LNG运输船期租合同、造船合同、LNG接收站使用协议以及与LNG接收站运营相关的海事服务协议。 
  • 出口融资。代表大型贷款机构、安排行及借款人起草及谈判由中国出口信用保险公司、韩国贸易保险公司(KSURE)、中国进出口银行、丹麦及挪威出口信贷机构承保的融资文件。 
  • 航运诉讼及仲裁。提供全方位的航运法律服务,例如船舶扣押及抵押权益执行、买卖争议及租约仲裁等。本行航运业务团队在重组、破产及清算团队以及保险业务团队的配合下,也可以向本行的船舶融资客户就其借款人违约引发的复杂争议提供法律服务。我们还处理了众多备受关注的船舶融资债务重组交易,其中既包括涉及美国破产法第11章和第15章的破产案,也不乏影响重大的海事索赔。 
  • 商业及运营安排。就船舶建造、修理及维护、船舶买卖、船舶管理及人员雇佣等提供全方位的法律服务,包括对各类相关商务合同的起草、审阅及谈判等。 
  • 监管。就航运监管事宜提供全方位的法律服务,包括船舶及抵押权益的海外注册、税务、禁运及贸易法规等。

联系本行航运业务团队

本行航运业务团队由多名资深律师组成,成员遍及香港、新加坡、伦敦及美国等主要金融中心。如您在航运领域面临挑战或需尽快取得法律建议,欢迎联络张静琪律师魏丞泰律师欧维廉律师,我们将第一时间协助您化解航运业的各种挑战,为您提供高效优质的法律服务。

奖项荣誉

The practice is particularly renowned for its ship finance capabilities and has advised on numerous award-winning transactions, including:

  • Mayer Brown wins the “Ship Finance Award” by Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in 2015.
  • Mayer Brown wins the “Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year (International)” by China Law & Practice 2015.
  • ICBC Cross-border Vessel Leasing deal – “Asset Finance Deal of the Year 2011” by Asian Legal Business China Awards
  • Mitsui OSK Lines and Qatar LNG carriers transaction – “Asset Finance Deal of the Year 2006” by Asian Legal Business Awards
  • Citibank / China Exim Bank co-financing for China Shipping Group – “Trade Finance Deal of the Year 2006” by Trade Finance magazine
  • Guangdong LNG Vessel Financing – “Shipping Deal of the Year 2004” by Asian Legal Business Awards

The firm also won “Asset Finance Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business in 2004 and 2005.

What the directories say:

  • Ranked Band 1 for Shipping Finance (China) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2008-2016
  • Ranked Band 2 for Shipping Finance (Asia Pacific) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2011-2016
  • Ranked Tier 1 for Asset Finance (Hong Kong) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010-2016
  • "They are a top-class firm. They have a dedicated team that is very knowledgeable on shipping finance and they understand what we need." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
  • "one of the leading aviation finance teams in Hong Kong with depth of quality from partner to associate" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
  • "It is a top-class firm. It has a dedicated team that is very knowledgeable on shipping finance and they understand what we need." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2015
  • "They are efficient and very responsive. They provide good advice which is professional and practical." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2015
  • "Mayer Brown has a powerhouse shipping finance offering, where it acts for some of the region's most prominent and active lenders. It also has niche expertise in LNG project financing, vessel time charters, and newbuild contracts, which makes it an attractive proposition for shipping companies such as Mitsui OSK Lines." – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015
  • "Mayer Brown is best known for its ship finance practice, which advises a number of the region's major lenders on new facilities and the renegotiation of existing facilities." – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
  • "The lawyers' response times are 'unbelievable', and 'they always know exactly what the client needs'" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
  • "We do lots of business with them and I rate them highly; a very strong practice." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
  • "The 'experienced and reliable' team at Mayer Brown draws praise for its experience on aircraft, ship and railway project financings." – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013
  • "In ship finance they are definitely a go-to firm, with deep experience and good relationships with the bank. We have nothing to worry about when it comes to their abilities." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
  • "The firm is involved in many major deals in the region." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
  • "This Hong Kong-based practice is widely recognised for its impressive shipping finance practice, and receives instructions from various major lenders in the market." They are highly organised and demonstrate commercial sensibility. They have outstanding expertise and are able to meet unreasonable demands." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
  • "A force to be reckoned with in shipping finance." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
  • "This firm is home to the top shipping finance practice in Greater China." "I'm impressed by their knowledge and experience in dealing with Chinese companies, and by their ability to deal with Chinese structures. Their total offering is more comprehensive than many other practices" – Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
  • “The firm has been the predominant law firm for shipping finance for decades. It retains a strong domestic stranglehold on the Hong Kong market, undertaking a voluminous amount of work for a diverse range of shipping industry clients." – Chambers Global 2007
  • “With a mighty contentious shipping practice, JSM is often regarded as the premier firm for representing the major financial institutions for ship finance in Asia.” – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2007/08