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Ezio Dal Maso

T: +33 1 44 15 82 17 M: +33 7 88 18 40 57 Email Ezio | Vcard Office: Paris

Ezio Dal Maso Senior associate

Contact details

Ezio Dal Maso

Ezio Dal Maso
Senior associate

T: +33 1 44 15 82 17 M: +33 7 88 18 40 57 Email Ezio | Vcard Office: Paris

As a senior associate in the finance department focusing on shipping finance, Ezio has particular experience in all areas of commercial shipping, cruises, offshore and the super yacht market. He has worked with many of the leading European banks, lessors, investment funds and owners.
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Ezio's broad experience in shipping finance ranges from traditional financing to innovative and complex structures including loan financings, French tax leases and export-credits.

His secondment to the legal department of the investment banking department of BNP Paribas has given Ezio a particular insight into the structuring and execution of capital equipment financing transactions.

Ezio's experience in the super yacht sector includes representing owners, banks, brokers, dealers and designers in the negotiation of construction contracts and the sale, purchase, financing and refit of luxury yachts.  He has significant experience dealing with yacht-related disputes.

A regular contributor to publications and seminars on maritime law, Ezio has a broad-based experience in ship finance and shipping litigation.  He has experience advising on litigation arising from loan agreements, cross-border insolvency, restructuring, wet and dry shipping, charter parties, collisions, salvage, arrest of ships, enforcement of securities and disputes from marine casualties.

Ezio speaks Italian, English and French. He is a member of the English, French (Paris) and Italian (Vicenza) bars. 
  • Ship and offshore finance
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​International bank

Advised on the English and Italian law aspects for three luxury yacht financings, supervising all other shipping features including financing, management, registration and security package.

Bridgepoint/Compagnie du Ponant

Advised on the financing of 4 luxury cruise vessels, by way of French tax leases supported by SACE, the Italian export-credit agency.

Advising banks

Advised the mandated lead arranger on the financing of three container carriers through bond issues supported by a Korean insurance corporation.
 
More: Ship and offshore finance

Advising banks

Advised a pool of French banks on the multi-jurisdiction arrest proceedings of vessels owned by a French insolvent owner.

Repossession

Advised the mortgagee in the repossession of a vessel in Togo.

Arrest and repossession

Advised the mortgagee on the arrest proceedings and repossession of a vessel in Ghana.
 
More: Shipping litigation

LNG project

Advised a Spanish energy utility company in a major new LNG ship project regarding the purchase of LNG from the US.

Energy dispute

Advised an Italian energy utility company on a dispute with a Swiss trader in relation to the supply of Russian coal.

Energy dispute

Advised an Italian energy utility company in a dispute with the owners of a vessel with regard to the warranty of "safe berth" in a charter party.
 
More: Marine and international trade

Advising banks

Advised the mandated lead arranger in relation to the financing of a fly-over bridge in Ghana, supported by a Brazilian risk mitigation provider.

ECA financing

Advised a lender in the post-delivery financing of five container carriers supported by Korean ECA.

Pre and post-delivery financing

Advised the mandated lead arranger in the pre and post-delivery financing of an FSO.
 

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Yachts

Acting for financial institutions, owners and yards on the financing, construction and operation of luxury yachts.

Cruises

Representing owners, banks and investment funds in leveraged financing relating to new buildings, merger and acquisition of cruise companies, negotiation of construction contracts. 

Commercial vessels

Representing owners and banks in structuring complex multi-jurisdictional corporate structures, financings, review and negotiation of ancillary documents (charter parties, management agreement and sale and purchase contracts). 

Offshore

Representing sponsors, banks and owners in arranging the secured financing pre and post-delivery of LNG, FPSO, FSO other off-shore projects,

Disputes

Advising banks, owners and insurers in admiralty proceedings, cargo claims, enforcement of securities and restructuring.
 
More: Shipping

Latest news & insights

27 Aug 2013

From Insights

Media coverage: Il Diritto Marittimo

Ezio Dal Maso discusses a mortgagee's rights in the Italian publication, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2013. [In Italian]

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25 Aug 2013

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Media coverage: Ship2Shore August 2013

Ezio Dal Maso discusses a mortgagee's rights in the Italian publication Ship 2 Shore. [In Italian]

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