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Roderick McGeachy

T: +44 20 7809 2223 Email Roderick | vCard Office: London

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Roderick McGeachy Senior associate

Contact details

Roderick McGeachy

Roderick McGeachy
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2223 Email Roderick | vCard Office: London

Roderick is a senior associate in the finance group, specialising in asset finance with a particular focus on the shipping and offshore sectors.  He is experienced in advising banks, funds, institutional investors and shipowners on complex cross-border finance transactions and has spent time on secondment with the business and legal teams of two leading banks in the transport sector.
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His experience covers a wide range of asset finance and leasing transactions, advising banks, financial institutions and owners on bilateral, syndicated and state backed loan facilities, private placements, sales and leaseback transactions, re-financings and vessel re-flaggings.

Roderick also has experience working on the restructuring of global shipping group,  complex intercreditor arrangements and has assisted with two large loan portfolio transfer projects.

He has spent time in the firm's Singapore office and was seconded to the in-house legal team of a leading transport finance bank where he worked with a number of the bank's global offices on multi-jurisdictional transactions and corporate projects. Roderick has subsequently spent time on an overseas secondment with the shipping business team of another international bank.

Clients value Roderick's dedication and commercial approach.

  • Ship and offshore finance

Multi-tranche facility for two semi-submersible drilling

Acting for the agent of a large syndicate on a senior multi-tranche and ECA backed facility to a Norwegian drilling company to finance the construction of two semi-submersible rigs.

Term loan and political risk guarantee facility for a joint venture vehicle

Acting for the agent to syndicate of bank in connection with the restructuring to the loan facilities made available to a joint venture company in connection with the financing of a new generation ice-breaker tug operating off Russia.

GIEK backed financing of large accommodation support unit

Acting for a Norwegian shipping group in connecting with a GIEK supported term loan for to finance a large accommodation support unit.

Restructuring of loan facility and re-flagging a fleet of product tankers

Advising a Danish bank in relation to a series of amendments to a loan facility for 16 product tankers and advising on the re-flagging of the tankers from the Marshall Islands to Singapore.

Sinosure backed facility

Advising a Dutch bank on a Sinosure backed loan facility to a NASDAQ listed shipping group in relation to the financing of three dry bulk carriers.

Financing of six Arc7 LNG ice-class carriers servicing the Yamal LNG project

Advising a Chinese bank on financing of six Arc7 LNG ice-class carriers operating under long-term charters servicing the Yamal LNG project.

European private placements of Spanish-flagged LNG carriers

Acting for European and American investment funds on European private placements for two Spanish-flagged LNG carrier on long-term charters to an oil major.

Sale and leaseback of handysize product tanker for international investment company

Advising an international investment company on the acquisition of product tanker leased back to Singapore listed oil and gas group.

Acquisition of four container ships chartered back to global shipping group

Acting for an investment manager and US institutional investor of the acquisition of 4 containers hips chartered back to global shipping operator.

Advising alternative capital provider on the sale and leaseback of 10 tankers and financing of scrubber equipment

Acting for an international alternative capital provider on the purchase of 10 tankers leased back to a tanker group for operation under charters to an oil major.   

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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