Maritime law has a complex regulatory context. AEL lawyers are able to offer assistance in several key areas, such as ship registration, registered agents, crew certification, renewals and the sale and acquisition of vessels.
Shipping finance advice can be sought in relation to structures for shipping ownership, including special purpose vehicles (SPV), holding of vessels for risk management, asset protection, tax and succession planning. Advice on SPVs can be sought in relation the ownership of SPVs or in terms of the secured financing of vessels. AEL lawyers can also assist with the drafting and registration of loan and security documents.
Some AEL law firms are involved in Admiralty work, such as the arrest and sale of vessels in situations where the ship owner has become insolvent.
In relation to transport, AEL lawyers can assist with advice relating to the day-to-day operation of logistics and transportation companies including competition, taxation, regulation, and commercial law. Support is also provided for restructuring and mergers and acquisitions for the transport sector.