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Chambers UK 2012

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Legal 500 UK 2012


PeopleNigel Bowen-Morris

Nigel Bowen-Morris

Extremely knowledgeable

Legal 500 UK 2009

Nigel is a partner specialising in ship finance and is the managing partner of the firm’s Piraeus office.

He advises international banks and financial institutions on asset secured loans to the shipping industry in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean region.  Nigel has worked continuously in Greece for over 20 years.  Nigel has contributed two chapters to Euromoney's Shipping Finance.

Shipping and ship finance

Nigel’s areas of expertise includes syndicated, bilateral and mezzanine loan facilities, inter-creditor and subordination arrangements, guarantee facilities and other types of  secured facilities, including all related collateral documentation.

Nigel also has extensive experience with new building deliveries, second-hand ship sale and purchase transactions, MoAs, closing and remittance arrangements, vessel registrations under various flags, refund and performance guarantee issues, corporate work, trusts and IPOs.


Nigel has extensive workout experience, including acting for banks and financial institutions on restructurings, trust holding structures for distressed assets and enforcements in conjunction with his litigation colleagues and correspondents in various parts of the world.

Private yachts and jets

Nigel has documented private yacht and jet financings to high net worth individuals.

Projects, including PFI/PPP

Nigel specialises in advising a wide range of private and public sector clients including project sponsors, funders, contractors and FM providers on infrastructure and PPP projects.

Specialist areas

    Contact Nigel

    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    1st and 2nd Floor
    Filellinon 2 & Akti Miaouli
    185 36 Piraeus

    T: +30 210 429 5160

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