Law firm Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has strengthened its shipping and offshore finance practice with the appointment of Martin Brown as partner. Brown joins the firm from Ince & Co, where he was head of finance in Singapore.
Brown specialises in cross-border ship finance and offshore maritime transactional matters. These include debt financings, leasing, international joint ventures and both conventional and Islamic private equity investments. He has extensive experience advising a range of clients, including banks, private equity firms, funds and companies involved in capital raising, debt restructuring and rescheduling and distressed creditor and debtor advisory work. He has particular expertise in advising companies on their project investment activities in the marine and energy sectors, including structuring, acquisition and asset employment and chartering, and brings intrinsic understanding of the day-to-day operational challenges a maritime company faces.
“Stephenson Harwood’s international shipping and offshore finance practice is known for being market-leading, bringing commercially astute advice to the most complex and multi-faceted transactions,” said Gregg Johnston, Singapore head of shipping and offshore finance, Stephenson Harwood. “Martin’s arrival will further strengthen our capabilities in this area, bringing particular expertise in advising owners and intermediaries – which complements our existing practice. As the shipping finance landscape evolves, Martin’s experience will enable us to support clients looking for innovative solutions which will put them in a strong position for long-term success.”
Stephenson Harwood has an award-winning global shipping and offshore finance team, with more than 100 specialist lawyers working across the firm’s offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.