Gary Walsh
Partner

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7814 8410
M: +44 7738329418

EmailE: gwalsh@wfw.com

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Gary Walsh is a partner in the firm’s Asset Finance Group.

He specialises in Banking, Shipping and Asset Finance. Gary qualified as a solicitor in June 2006 and joined Watson Farley & Williams’ London office in March 2007. He specialises in asset finance in the maritime sector, acting on behalf of international banks and owners. Gary has undertaken a 10 month secondment to the structured and asset finance legal team of an international investment bank.

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Experience Open

    Gary’s experience includes advising:
    • ABN Amro Bank N.V., KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and the Polish, German and Dutch export credit agencies in relation to a US$280m financing of 2 offshore support vessels for the Ceona group to be constructed in Poland, Germany and Holland. The financing was backed by the German government CIRR programme.
    • BG Group in relation to the unwinding of the existing financing of 6 LNG vessels and the subsequent US$960m sale and leaseback of the 6 LNG vessels to the GasLog group.
    • Deutsche Bank AG in relation to a US$277m syndicated term loan facility to the Latsco group for the refinancing of 5 VLGC and 2 product tankers.
    • Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank on $123m club deal to Grindrod Shipping Pte. Ltd. comprising a $73m term loan and a $50m revolving credit facility with security over 9 Singapore ships (handysize bulk carriers and product tankers) and 4 newbuildings to be delivered.
    • Investec Bank plc on a US$83m loan facility to Sevan Marine ASA for the purpose of redeeming a convertible bond and general corporate purposes secured over payments under a technology licence.
    • KfW IPEX Bank GmbH on an award winning €150m CIRR loan facility for the purchase by a Belgian shipping group of 6 vessels from a German shipyard. The facility was backed by Euler-Hermes.
    • and acting as in-house legal counsel to the arranger of a project financing of a CHiP power plant in England.

Education Open

  • 2003: College of Law, London Legal Practice Course (with commendation)
  • 2002: College of Law, London Postgraduate Diploma in Law (with commendation)
  • 2001: University of Bristol Classics BA (Hons)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Speaker at the Lloyds Maritime Academy – “Alternative Sources of Maritime Finance”

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2007-present: Watson Farley & Williams, partner
  • 2004-2007: Clark Ritters LLP London

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