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Dora Mace-Kokota

T: +44 20 7809 2325 M: +44 7769 144 915 Email Dora | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Shipping finance law firm of the year 2011

Shipping finance law firm of the year 2011

Dora Mace-Kokota Partner

Contact details

Dora Mace-Kokota

T: +44 20 7809 2325 M: +44 7769 144 915 Email Dora | Vcard Office: London

An asset finance specialist with a particular focus on the shipping sector, Dora is well known for the breadth and depth of her skills in relation to international financing and restructuring matters. Clients value her communication skills and her efficiency as well as her direct and pragmatic approach.
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Dora is a ​finance partner specialising in advising banks and owners in relation to general finance, ship finance, restructuring, secondary trade and leasing matters.

Her specialism is ship (including offshore) finance, including ECA-backed finance transactions, sale and purchase, leasing, joint ventures, shipbuilding contracts, ship registration matters, secondary trade transactions and restructuring. Dora has experience in these fields and regularly advises on high profile international financing and restructuring matters.

She acts for a broad range of international banks and other financial institutions, including export credit agencies as well as major ship owners and shipyards in relation to all types of vessels (LNGs, cargo vessels, containers, chemical tankers, VLCCs, yachts and cruise ships). She has particular experience in Europe and Asia.

Dora's direct, commercial, pro-active and pragmatic approach is highlighted and appreciated by clients. 

“One of the most intelligent and diligent lawyers I have met. The transactions she has advised on could not have completed without her.”
Derek Wu (Hongliang), Director, Business Division 1, Transport Finance Department, The Export-Import Bank of China
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Finance

ECA financings 

Advising financiers and borrowers on debt financings backed by an export credit agency element in various jurisdictions. 

Restructurings

Advising borrowers, financiers and third party creditors on major international and cross-border shipping restructuring projects.

Sale and purchase

Advising financial institutions and ship owners on all sale and purchase (including lease-back) transactions. 

Secondary trade transactions

Advising financial institutions and other investors in relation to the sale and purchase of individual loan assets as well as substantive portfolios

More: Ship and offshore finance

Joint venture agreements

Advising major asset owners in relation to complex international joint venture arrangements. 

Restructurings

Advising major asset owners in relation to multi-jurisdictional restructurings. 

Financing structures

Advising major financial institutions as to finance products and their structuring.
 
More: Finance
  • Shipping
  • Oil and gas
  • Offshore

ECA financings 

Advising financiers and borrowers on debt financings backed by an export credit agency element in various jurisdictions. 

Restructurings

Advising borrowers, financiers and third party creditors on major international and cross-border shipping restructuring projects.

Sale and purchase

Advising financial institutions and ship owners on all sale and purchase (including lease-back) transactions.

Secondary trade transactions

Advising financial institutions and other investors in relation to the sale and purchase of individual loan assets as well as substantive portfolios

More: Shipping

Financing

Representing financiers and owners on the development of innovative new structures for the financing of oil and gas in countries across the globe.

Projects

Advising major international counterparties in relation to oil and gas projects. 

Structuring

Advising on structural aspects of oil and gas projects. 

More: Oil and gas
 

Financing and leasing 

Representing financiers in relation to financing or leasing products concerning offshore operations internationally. 

Contracts

Providing advice to major industry players in relation to offshore contracts.

Structuring

Advising on structural aspects of offshore deals. 

More: Offshore
  • Asia
  • Greece

ECA financings

Advising financiers in relation to financings with an export credit agency element.

Restructurings

Advising Asia-based financiers and owners in relation to major international restructuring projects.

Leasing

Advising Asia-based financiers on all aspects of leasing products.

More: Asia
 

Owners' work

Advising a number of major Greek ship owners in relation to ship financing, leasing, sale and purchase, vessel registrations and shipbuilding projects. 

Restructuring

Advising major financial institutions in relation to the restructuring of debt.

Financing

Advising various financial institutions in relation to financings extended to Greek ship owners. 

More: Greece
 

Awards

Shipping finance law firm of the year 2011

Shipping finance law firm of the year 2011

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