Tony is a partner in the maritime corporate finance team at Stephenson Harwood. His principal expertise lies in mergers and acquisitions including takeovers, IPOs and capital markets, private equity and joint ventures.
He has worked on corporate transactions in the shipping sector for many years, and is one of only a few lawyers with a specialist practice advising owners, lenders, investors and other clients in the sector.
Tony's experience in the maritime sector includes advising Goldenport Holdings plc on its IPO and subsequent transactions, Britannia Bulk on its US$185m bond issue, a European owner on raising a US$400m fund to invest in distressed shipping assets, a joint venture between Irish Mainport Holdings and Maas Capital in relation to 3 seismic support vessels and advising on numerous joint ventures and several shipping funds (both conventional and Shari'a compliant). Tony regularly speaks at shipping industry conferences and is ranked for private equity buyouts and venture capital in the Chambers and Partners 2012 legal directory.