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Nigel Bowen-Morris

T: +30 210 42 95 160 M: +30 695 7505 481 Email Nigel | Vcard Office: Piraeus

Nigel Bowen-Morris Partner

Contact details

Nigel Bowen-Morris

T: +30 210 42 95 160 M: +30 695 7505 481 Email Nigel | Vcard Office: Piraeus

Nigel is a partner specialising in ship finance and is the managing partner of the firm’s Piraeus office, which he established in 1996.
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Nigel advises international banks and financial institutions on asset secured loans to the shipping industry in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean region.  

He has worked continuously in Greece for over 20 years. Nigel has also contributed two chapters to Euromoney's Shipping Finance.

"Very well regarded in the market. He is singled out for his expertise in complex, high stakes financial transactions and regularly represents banks"

Chambers Europe 2016

  • Finance
  • Ship and offshore finance

Equity investors

Advising on entry into the ship financing sector.

Financiers

Representing on debt financings, operating lessor financings and leases.

Major financial institutions

Acting on the financing and operation of business jets. 

Japanese international bank

Advising a Japanese international bank acing through its Brussels branch on the refinancing of four car carrier vessels for four single purpose shipping companies owned by a major car carrier shipping group.

Dutch bank

Advising in relation to a US$176 million senior secured amortizing credit facility to Isle of Man incorporated companies and secured over four Bahamian flag vessels, including mortgage security and corporate guarantees.

Dutch bank

Acting in relation to a US$ 21million syndicated cross-collateralised facility where the borrower bareboat chartered its vessel to a third party Brazilian bareboat charterer under the Brazilian flag.

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International banks

Working with international banks active in the shipping finance sector on medium to long-term loan facilities secured over vessels. 

Major financial institutions

Advising major financial institutions on entry into the shipping market, including jurisdictional due diligence and secured financing.

Financiers

Representing financiers on the development of innovative new structures for international asset financing.

More: Ship and offshore finance

  • Banks and banking
  • Shipping

Nigel works with major international banks active in the Greek shipping industry 

Financiers

Representing financiers on debt financings, operating lessor financings and leases.

Major financial institutions

Acting for major financial institutions on the financing and operation of business jets.

Japanese international bank

Advising a Japanese international bank acing through its Brussels branch on the refinancing of four car carrier vessels for four single purpose shipping companies owned by a major car carrier shipping group.

Dutch bank

Advising in relation to a US$176 million senior secured amortizing credit facility to Isle of Man incorporated companies and secured over four Bahamian flag vessels, including mortgage security and corporate guarantees.

Dutch bank

Acting in relation to a US$21 million syndicated cross-collateralised facility where the borrower bareboat chartered its vessel to a third party Brazilian bareboat charterer under the Brazilian flag.

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Nigel works with a broad spectrum of shipping companies based in Greece and elsewhere.

Working with international banks active in the shipping finance sector on medium to long-term loan facilities secured over vessels. 

Advising major financial institutions on entry into the shipping market, including jurisdictional due diligence and secured financing.
 
More: Shipping
  • Greece

Nigel is admitted in the Piraeus bar and works on Greek law matters with the office's Greek law team.

Nigel works with a broad spectrum of shipping companies based in Greece and elsewhere.

Nigel works with major international banks active in the Greek shipping industry.

Registration of mortgages

Nigel has documented the Greek mortgages in relation to a five borrowers syndicated loan facility secured by Greek mortgages over the borrowers' Greek flag vessels.

Discharge of mortgages

Nigel has assisted various banks with the Greek mortgage's discharge upon repayment or prepayment of loan facilities.

Transfer of mortgages

Nigel has documented a transfer of Greek mortgages from one bank to another following numerous transfers of loan facilities.

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Latest news & insights

13 Jun 2016

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Stephenson Harwood celebrates 20 years in Piraeus, maritime capital of Greece

Stephenson Harwood LLP is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its presence in Piraeus, the maritime capital of Greece.

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24 Feb 2016

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Stephenson Harwood – proud sponsors of The Marine Money Conference, 25 February 2016

Ship finance partners Jonathan Ward, Julie Clegg and Nigel Bowen-Morris look forward to meeting delegates at the industry leading conference.

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10 Nov 2014

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Stephenson Harwood Greek office legal update - November 2014

We look at the scope of FATCA, the new taxation status for shipowners and a case-study analysis on the question whether the shareholders loans are debentures.

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01 Nov 2013

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Stephenson Harwood Greek office legal update

Piraeus office take a look at recent changes to the tonnage tax regime in Greece applying to foreign-flagged vessels.

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