NEWS

LISW Event

WFW hosts full capacity seminar for LISW

8 September 2015

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) kicked off London International Shipping Week (“LISW”) by hosting a panel discussion on “The Changing Face of the Financing of Maritime Assets” at the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Hosted by WFW’s Global Head of Maritime, partner Lindsey Keeble, the panel included WFW Chairman and partner Frank Dunne and senior partner Nigel Thomas.

The panel discussed various issues concerning financing within the maritime sector, including investment in London, how regulatory issues have affected London’s shipping industry, the influence and potential of export credit agencies, debt capital markets and private equity as additional forms of finance, and distressed debt and the use of the UK insolvency regimes throughout the financial downturn.

The seminar proved very popular, with the venue at full capacity for the event. LISW takes place between the 7 and 11 September and hosts dedicated events for experts across the international shipping industry.