Ian has a wealth of experience in complex financing structures, including export credit backed new building financings, financing of receivables pursuant to pool agreement, seller's credit transactions, Islamic financings and sale and lease back transactions. He has also led teams involved in the disposal and acquisition of loan portfolios for a number of high profile financial institutions.
Ian acts for a mixture of financial institutions, ship-owners and operators, joint ventures, funds, private equity groups and shipbuilders in a broad variety of transaction types, which allows him to anticipate the issues that his counterparts will raise and enable him to offer commercial solutions.
Ian has been involved in the restructuring of a number of high profile financings in varying stages of distress, and has also advised in respect of a number of transactions that have involved enforcement action including the arrest and auction of vessels in a number of jurisdictions.
Highly regarded by his clients, Ian is commended for being sharp, quick on his feet, well prepared and able to argue any case clearly and convincingly.
“I have come to highly value Ian’s diligent approach and broad legal experience, while he always retained a sense for the commercial structure and dynamics of each project.”
Christoph Toepfer, Founding Partner and CEO (Principal), Borealis Maritime